Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Dislike Self Portraits and what not.
The snow was on March 1st of this year. The other shot was a self timed shot of me looking out the window. Uninspiring I know, but it was a rather uninspired day.
However that seems to be really quite fun.
I find myself looking constantly for new 'things' to add into my shots.
However I've decided to expand into a bit more people photography. The rub is that there are not a lot of 'models' or people for me to try out the tricks of the trade on.
Hubby has been pretty good about it, but not always a willing participant.
But he hasn't gotten 'owly' about it when I point the camera at him.
His face is a lot more interesting than mine is.
Of course this was after a haircut.
Yes, I actually smiled and had to work for quite a while experimenting with the available light to get a shot that didn't show off my 'mature' skin too badly.
It isn't easy to set up a tripod and use a remote to take your own photo.
I can live with this photo. But I am getting a bit more comfortable in front of the lens.
I'm hoping to expand on my models.
Before my haircut...
I have been following some tutorials on lighting. Oddly enough there are no photography tutorials that specifically address photographing a person that is mature in age. One photographer Mike Browne does address this issue, but mostly uses younger people in many of his shots.
I found that natural indirect light works best, direct sunlight is really not very nice to my fine wrinkles and crow's feet.
Mature men have great faces. I have to laugh at that. Older women are not really discussed at all!
I leave you with this shot. Hubby giving me the wink and nod...