what better time for some inspiration then a rainy monday morning. my brain is in full design mode again these days,we waited so long to start this house build i want to make sure everything is planned just right,the reality is however that there is a LOT of things to do before the fun stuff. i spent the weekend learning how to operate a tractor with a loader and raking and compacting an entire semi load of gravel... there are 6 more to go!!!! this morning i needed to look at some inspiring elements of design .
i am having a hard time appreciating the weather these days, i have clients lined up waiting for some warm weather shots but the warm weather does not seem to be happening. in the mean time i try and appreciate these days for what they are, you have to admit...
learning photography requires learning a new vocabulary. when i first started posting on http://www.betterphoto.com/ i would get comments like "love the DOF" "great "POV" ,"wonderful bokeh"
" brave comp" and i had no what they meant! gradually i learned and sometimes i had to ask the "stupid" questions to find out. they are the elements the make your image unique and interesting and guide the viewers eye to what you want them to see.
as i developed my style i learned that i love to shoot with a shallow DOF.... DEPTH OF FIELD , this means that my subject is in focus and everything in front of and behind is blurred. i love the details of a scene and this way of shooting draws the viewers eye directly to the focus point. i will discuss how to achieve this look on a later post but for now here are some of my favorite images with " great DOF"
if you ask me i would say that my favorite season is summer , but more and more i am realizing maybe it is fall. i have a thing for trees and i love leaves and fall is really when they are the stars of the show. i did this shoot with christian on his last day at home before we took him to university and it was a fun way to spend some time together. these are hard days for us , our family getting used to him being gone and he being homesick. when we were in the city we used his GPS and when we took a wrong turn it would say in a flustered british lady voice "reconfiguring , reconfiguring" that is how i feel these days but i am sure that by the time the leaves have all fallen he will be having a great time and we will feel better because of it.