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 January and it’s too damn cold outside. So cold I’m not going out unless I have to. I’m not even considering going out to go cross country skiing or ice skating. There is one problem. I’m getting cabin fever! I’m missing walking around with my camera. The sun’s been out the last few days, which makes going out a little more bearable. The other day, while waiting for my car to be loaded with some type of non- skid material for the walkway to the studio, I found myself watching a small herd of bulls as they were frolicking about at a local farm. The sun was getting low and it was starting to look real pretty. I grabbed my camera from the back seat and took a few shots. Boy did it feel good. The sun was getting lower as I was driving away & I came across a closing shot.
Photos ©JoAnne Kalish