Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Through the lens


Jude (math)


Kathryn (closed)

Last summer, I tried my hand at doing some posed portraits. Until this point, most of my photos of people had been captured spontaneously or I would use myself as a model. A good thing, but this year I thought that I should try to see what can happen when I used other people as models. I learned a bit about communicating and giving directions. I know I have a long way to go, but I do feel like I learned a lot. With the exception of Jude, these were all taken in my studio with a Canon Powershot A-650. I wanted to keep my set-up as simple as possible, letting the diffused natural light that comes in from my front windows do the heavy lifting, while keeping the background stark. 

If anyone reading this blog has been following along for a while, you know that photography is another of my creative outlets. I've been learning what I can from just taking photos and experimenting for a while. I know there's a lot more that I need to learn, but I feel like I've come a good ways. This coming year, I'm planning on moving up to a DSLR, most likely another Canon. The Canon EOS 60D is high on my want list and thanks to a generous Christmas gift from my wife, I'm very close to one. Now, to figure out what lens to get...


Pete Hoge said...

looking good....I like
simple poses as well; no
reason to ask a model
to contort themselves for
the sake of novelty.

Tim McFarlane said...

Thanks, Pete, although I'm not ruling out havng people hang off of my studio fire-escape covered in glitter with ribbons wrapped and trailing off of them to get the shot I want...