Back in 2009, I spent many a Saturday morning getting up at 4am to head out to a nature location in Louisville to make pictures. I didn’t consider myself a landscape photographer at the time because I had been reading about shooters that were doing their part for the environment by showing it.
Lately I’ve been experimental with dinner. Well, experimental for me. I knew I could follow a recipe from a box and so I pretty much just left it there. That mean lots of Hamburger Helper. And then Tuna Helper. Then they started making Chicken Helper and, well, you get the idea.
Back when I decided to turn my passion into what would become a career, I sought out subjects that weren’t my family. Oh, they were good enough to pose for me whenever I asked, especially my son and daughter, I figured that was too easy. After all, they wouldn’t be honest and tell me that…
Sometimes when we shoot portraits, we build in some extra time so the subject gets some different looks from their shoots. If everyone agrees, we can put some real variety into their portfolio and that’s what happened when we got a chance to work with Taylor.
A few weeks ago, when I was sharing tips on how to take great fireworks photos, I also lamented the loss of the Waterfront Independence Festival that used to occur every July 4th on the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park.
Families with small children are always awesome to photograph. And when the family wants to use a location I’ve never shot in before, so much the better. So when the Burton’s said they wanted to go to Bernheim Forest, we were quick to say okay.
Time for me to give some shout outs to a couple of people who have influenced my photography greatly over the past year and a half and we’ve never even met. Under their unknowing tutelage, my image making has made some pretty good leaps forward.
Lately, locations in Louisville tend to have cutesy names and we like taking pictures in all of them. I’d like to make the rounds as we go forward and, for places that don’t have one, maybe give them a new name, too.
When you’re capturing photos of fireworks, it’s both hard and easy and it all depends on a little technique. Right up front I will say that the fireworks setting on certain point and shoot cameras won’t work.
When we do senior photos, we really want to make the young men look strong and handsome and tall. And we want the young women to look pretty and slightly glamorous.