Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm not too much of a poser!

When it comes to shooting portrait type photos I prefer to capture more natural moments. Posing definitely has its purposes and it is quite the skill, but if I don't have to, I really like to just catch people as things happen. I'm not a wedding photographer by any means, but I try to learn from some wedding photographers. Cliff Mautner for instance has a beautiful artistic style. He believes in not approaching the shots in a formulaic fashion and keeping an open mind. Not entertaining preconceived notions of what things should look like also appeals to me. It's all about looking for and seeing the light in photography, so I try to find the light and see what happens. In this instance, I went along on a little golf outing to get just a few quick shots of a 2 year old named Annabelle. I have to say it was a lot more fun than trying to get her to pose and sit still! I took things as they came and tried to keep it simple. These might not be the most artistic shots on earth, but the light was perfect to show off her curls and her parents were happy with the outcome.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Amazing photos of a gorgeous little girl. Wherever did you find that adorable toddler??