I asked Sara over at Punkin’s Patch if she’d like to issue the challenge this week. Here’s what she sent me;
Recently I was asked to re-take some senior portraits – a girl with her beloved horse. The family had hired a professional photographer…who didn’t realize that the horse needed to be properly posed as well . To a horse person, no matter how nice you look, if your horse’s ears aren’t forward, it’s not even an “acceptable” photo. I’d never taken any portraits before, but am always game to learn something new.
I’m a huge proponent of reading your camera’s owner’s manual. It’s amazing what even the simplest of “point and shoot” cameras will do. Even better, books from the library are packed full of good information. Need some tips right away? The internet. I googled “How to take portraits” and quickly picked up some interesting tips like how to pick a good background, lighting, focal length…
This week’s challenge is Portraits. Let’s not only share some beautiful photographs, but also a new tip or two learned along the way. What worked, what didn’t… If you don’t have a willing human subject, it’s just as challenging to take good dog, cat, horse, armadillo portraits ;-).
Here is some of Sara’s;
This picture was taken with the morning sun lighting the front of our run in shed, with Hickory’s body blending into the dark shadows. No fancy camera or photo shot trick, just careful lucky lighting .
Thanks for the challenge Sara…….if anyone else has an idea for a Sunday Stills challenge just leave an “I do” in the comments and I’ll get in touch with you. Have a good one