Create More, Think Less.
Creation is the act of making something that wasn't here the day before. I'm trying to grow and expand my knowledge, learning different types of art and studying the masters will not only help with the composition of my photographs but I will actively think about the background, whether there are distractions that can or should be avoided to make a more pleasing image.
Capturing a moment still in time is something I try to remember to always be grateful for. No one ever knows the last moment that they'll be able to capture the beauty that nature unveils to us on a daily basis, whether it's a brilliant sunrise, a babies first steps, or father and daughter dance moments such as these are priceless to those who are in those moments as well as the onlookers of the event. Photographing these occasions is something I'm always humbled to be part of, experiencing moments of raw emotion, and what unfolds around you not only takes a keen eye and endurance to keep up with whatever kind of pace the event moves at.
Looking at the entire scene, room, or landscape from a different perspective or vantage point creates a new way of viewing the usual. Thinking outside of the box, such as climbing a tree to get the perfect shot is something I've done and am willing to do to ensure that your photographs are unequivocally unique to your session. This not only challenges me to be better every time I pick up my camera but keeps my photography fresh. Many times I used to find myself living as if I were a cookie-cutter, stamping out work people loved but it didn't satisfy my need for creating different and beautiful photography.
I don't want to be an automatic photographer, I always use Manual mode so that I'm in total control of the light, light is the only essential element to photography. Without light, there is nothing for depth, contrast, or shaping. We can modify, diffuse, soften, and reflect the light we use to create a stunning portrait. Its light that can create a vision in my mind, recreating what was seen in a dream or in wondering can be that can set me apart from others in my field.
In the photo above, I love to use an off-camera flash to balance the light so that this couple has the same amount of light falling on their faces to make sure that their eyes are in sharp focus. In my opinion, the eyes are the most important part of any portrait, without this light, the eyes seem lifeless.
I want more, I want to be the best, I want success, I'll achieve more, I'll be better every day. I'm grateful for what I've learned and I’m gaining more knowledge all the time.
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