Thursday, April 28, 2011

All Natural

All natural photography is refreshing.  My friend Emily of Willa J. Photography wrote a nice post just about this, read it here.  She's a great photographer living just north of Pittsburgh.  If you need some family portraits, Christmas cards, wedding photography, etc, check her out.

Here are some of my all natural photography today.  It's freeing to put forward a photo that is full of emotion, full of a moment, and full of imperfections.

I'm also going to use this opportunity to teach about aperture.  If you can, shoot on manual, always.  It brings so much creativity to photography.  If you shoot with a very low aperture (f/1.4) it opens up your lens and light comes streaming in and you get all kinds of blur going on (bokeh--is that how you spell that word?)  A very small part of the photo is in focus and the rest out of focus.  (click on it to see it better)

And this photo shows it perfectly.  All natural.  

It is also all natural childhood.


Molly said...

Is there a little downard dog happening in those photos?

gwen said...

Love that picture of Cordelia!

Emily said...

Love these! Have you checked out Jose Villa? His work is really incredible--he shoots with film and does very little editing. Definitely inspiring!