By far one of my favorite images to produce are black and white images. To me black and white is not as simple as some may think. Getting the proper exposure and depth is sometimes difficult. To me it takes you back to a simpler time. Love creating this series.
Each and every memory is precious keepsakes for all families. How many times have we looked at old photos of loved ones and remembered the day they were taken, commenting on how much they have grown, or the “do you remember the day this was taken we…”. So important when taking those images to capture the personalities of the subjects. Am always observant of the activities going on in my surroundings, just waiting for those moments that can bring a smile to the face of the viewer, or a memory. Hope everyone had a blessed Easter and keep creating, capture the magic.
So majestic in flight. When I am photographing sea gulls or any bird in flight I always make sure my ISO is between 200 and 400 depending on the conditions (such as overcast), on dark cloudy days I may need to bump up the ISO a little higher in order to achieve the high shutter speed, ranging somewhere between 1000 and 1200. Better to have a little noise than blurry images. Always keep in mind the exposure has to be perfect in order to keep from blowing out the highlights in the sky and the bird itself. Experiment with you exposure to assure a good outcome. Have fun and chase the gulls, they are definitely entertaining.
Moods can affect your style of images you take. For instance if you are in an upbeat, happy go lucky mood your images will reflect those feelings the photographer is feeling. Some days when I have a specific photo session in mind I have to be careful to set my mood so I can accurately portray my image in the way it is intended. Never take pictures if you are in a foul mood, unless of course the image you are thinking of creating corresponds with that moodiness. Examples, playful, to moody. You choose which is more your “style”. Each photographer has his or her own style and sometimes do not realize their style is outstanding and recognizable by their audience. Get out there and create some magic!
Wishing each and everyone a Happy St Patrick’s Day!