Landscapes Don’t Smile

April 14, 2013 No Comments

When I got started in photography, I avoided photographing people for a very long time. I focused only on still life and landscapes. Subjects that sat still while I fine-tuned composition and manipulated camera settings.

Landscapes Don't Smile

After meeting my Angel, I slowly stepped out of my comfort zone. I had a subject to experiment on that not only knew what I was doing but knew what I needed to learn. Angel taught me to see and anticipate the expressions that makes good portraiture both challenging and rewarding. There is rarely sufficient time to question composition or camera settings when a moment unfolds.

Angel taught me to see and anticipate the expressions that makes good portraiture both challenging and rewarding.

This photo was taken on our Honeymoon in June, 2012. We took an afternoon walk along the beach, cameras slung over our shoulders. As we approached a small bungalow, I knew there would be nice diffused light among the wind-blown linens. I also knew I would only have a split second to capture the look I wanted. Situations and shots like this highlight the importance of anticipating your moment and knowing your camera. Two things you’re often not challenged to do with static subjects.

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