I was hoping that the forecasted wintry mix storm would bring with it some nice photo ops, but all we got here was enough ice to make the roads dangerous. Not at all the winter wonderland I was hoping for. So my sweet daughter agreed to let me do her hair and makeup and be my subject for foto Friday. While I am happy with how they turned out, I really have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to photographing people. And that would be why I just ordered a book on portaiture by Bryan Peterson. Wildlife, landscape and macro is where my true passion lies, but it doesn't hurt to get better in other areas. I mean, let's face it, the first time I picked up a jeweler's saw I hated it! It's now something I love . . .
Thank you, my beautiful daughter, for trusting your mom with your makeup and hair, I love you!
This was the very first one I took, and I forgot to check my white balance, which is why the picture has more of a cool tone to it.
I should also add that all of these were in window light with a 50mm lens.
She wasn't crying, but yawning and her eye teared up. I had to make sure she didn't wipe it away as I wanted to capture it. I find it's interesting how much a photo can lie to the observer as photography isn't always about honesty, but a produced perception.
I don't know about you, but I just love a black and white photo.
For me, you see much more than just the person. It's like looking into their soul.
I like this one . . . is shows her more curious, inquisitive side. Makes me wonder
what she was thinking.
I think this is my favorite! It's just soft, feminine and a little romantic!
I will be adding one of these to the P52 group and would be interested in which one is your favorite and why! I will be honest in saying that this was an extremely frustrating and out of the box exercise for me. She promised that we could do it again so that I could get more practice. So until next week, pick up your camera and take a picture of something. I'll be hoping for some warm weather . . .