Come to the Dance
Capturing the emotion of flowing motion is something my daughter gives me a few chances to do each year. Here the girls are lining up for their final pose, and I saw this standard group shot forming before me. Then I realized on the camera was a telephoto prime, and I had to quickly think beyond the snap shot and make one.
I remembered, telephoto means compression, compression of many arms makes them appear as one, and inside that mass were a dozen hopes and dreams of dancing sugar plums.
Something a little different and I hope it captured a moment to remember!
One Eye at a Time
During Kalen’s Birthday I just wanted a few snapshots of all the children at this milestone. Something kept nagging me though….it was the desire to make a picture. One of my podcasting mentors, Scott Bourne, always closes his show with the tag line, “Don’t take pictures, make pictures.”
He is correct. Unless you are a rare bird who is a natural at photography and art you need to think out a picture. It is no different than thinking out this blog post…decide the story you want to tell, then identify the elements in the scene before you, compose and shoot.
For this photo I wanted to shoot something making you want more. So to do that I photographed a portion of their faces, the eye. This way you look into their soul just a bit. I also intended to turn the photo into a Black and White to take away just a portion of reality and let let you focus on their shape and image more than color.
An experiment to be sure, and one of many I hope to share here on my blog.