Sometimes small things you do, can make a great difference in your photography. For instance, while shooting on the beach one day, I decided to intentionally silhouette parents and their children playing in the surf to make the photographs more universal. Normally when shooting into the sun you open up about a stop and a half for the back light. Here I did not. As a follow up afterwards, again looking for a different “feel,” or emotion in a couple of the photographs, I chose to make one of the photographs monochromatic and all golden and the other in sepia which sets a mood as well to the photos. The gold toned photo possibly representing the end of day and the other one in the sepia tone gave it a more nostalgic feel. The possibilities are endless.
It’s not even Winter yet and there is never enough daylight for me. Before you know it the light is gone – I hate it! Luckily I worked quickly and used fill flash to capture these photos watching out for background reflections. Dan was getting some practice in before he performed that evening. Work quickly, watch your background by keeping it as clean as possible and out-of-focus, by using a wide open aperture to throw it out. Photos ©MMX J. Kalish