Where You Least Expect It…

Posted on Jan 9, 2009 in Art?, Nature | No Comments

Keeping this photo-blog has been beneficial to me in many ways. When I decided to use this blog to showcase images I take when not working with clients, I was unaware of how much of a commitment I had made. As many of you know, I don’t have much for spare time. Having to schedule time to take pictures ‘just for me’ has been a rewarding challenge. This has had an unexpected and positive impact on my professional shooting.

There is a certain art to wedding and portrait photography; being able to anticipate intimate moments before they happen and capture all of the subtle emotions that happen throughout the day is key. But there is also an art to finding interesting subject matter where it is least expected, or better yet, transforming something of seemingly little interest into a dramatic subject. 

Never having really been interested in nature photography, I am surprised to find myself shooting more nature over the last few weeks. I’ve discovered an interest in small things, that normally, I may have not even noticed, let alone desired to photograph.

As an unexpected result of my blog, I tend to be more in tune with my surroundings, and more apt to view something from different angles and perspectives. I can see myself transferring this heightened sense of sight into my wedding and portrait work. This has certainly provided me with a new enthusiasm for the upcoming year. 

Here are two of my most recent shots, believe it or not, from a neighbor’s front yard. While these images are far from spectacular, they are indeed worthy subjects, that just a few months ago I would not have desired to photograph…




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