I just wanted to share an image I took of Angie and our dog (Faith) while getting our Christmas card ready. I thought it was kind of sweet.
Silhouette is an outline of an object that appears dark against a lighter background. I find that it is most effective when it is obvious what an object is. It can be like the popular game pictionary. You may not even have to show the whole object, people just know what it is. In this case it is the brides shoes. I also chose for this shot to make the background the in focus portion which is a Secondary subject/content in the background contributes to the meaning or understanding of the photo. We see that the wedding is taking place in a city with mountains in the background. In this case Denver. I am sure that some people wont like it, but from my stand point when you have the safe shots the perfectly lit closeups of the shoes, it is time to get the story telling images that are artistic.
I am sure many of you are in the same boat. As the world moves much faster now the holidays become kind of crazy. We don’t work less in December we actually work more so we can have some time with family and friends. You have to do more work, to make up for the time you will be taking off. I am currently working on a wedding we did at the Western Tabor Center. The film has come back which is all I have to show at the moment. I thought this image was so beautiful and stunning and wanted to share it.
Taken with Contax 645 and portra 400
This time of year we do a lot of family and children’s portraits. I wanted to share a few of Daniel that I really liked. He has a great smile and and really loves his family. I like to think that the subject has as much to do with the portrait as I do.