This fall I was able to take some fun outdoor photos of the boys. We went for a few walks in places we don’t normally get out to and I figured it was a good opportunity to bring the camera along. A lot of times they like to ham it up for the camera. However, throw in an unusual outdoor scene, and the camera takes a back seat to the excitement of exploring and fun in the outdoors.
I recently did a photo session with my two boys. I tried to keep it short for them, and I actually had enough time to get them with a few different outfits and props. Getting the two of them together for photos can definitely raise their energy levels to 10. Sometimes you just never know what sort of expressions you might happen to capture. They definitely keep you on your toes. While I might be trying to get them in certain poses, I really do need to keep one eye on them and be ready to press the shutter at any time.
Back in December I was contacted by Become the Sun. They were in need of a portrait for their upcoming CD release. After trying a few different settings, this one was the one that we were all happiest with.
This has been under wraps for a while now. I am so happy that I am finally able to share it on my blog. This is the first portrait that I have had used inside a CD package. I had agreed not to post it until after their CD Release Party.
They are a good group of guys and I look forward to working together again to create some more imagery for them. Check out their music on myspace!
After a little hiatus due to a busy December, it’s time to start blogging again. Here are a few Christmas pictures of the boys. Had I posted these in December I would have gotten in trouble for showing them before people received their Christmas cards.
Here are a few more photographs from Nathan’s session this weekend. He’s quite the happy little guy. It doesn’t take much to get him smiling.
This weekend I found my solid floor surface for my white seamless. That means it is no longer just a background. I can now use it as the full seamless it was meant to be. Check back for more photographs from Nathan’s first session on the white seamless later this week.
This week I started working with my white seamless. I had to figure out a setup in my basement that would work for me, easy to setup and easy to tear down. At this point I’m only using it as a background. The basement is carpeted, so having people stand on the white seamless would cause creasing. I’d go through it faster and it wouldn’t look good in photographs. I need to get some sort of hard surface to put underneath to keep everything crisp. But as they say, work with what you have. So here are a few shots of my son Liam having fun in front of the camera, as I start to work out my setup, figure out distances, light placement, etc.
This afternoon Liam, Tupper and I went for a walk through the forest that backs onto our street. Tupper loves getting off his leash and wandering where he pleases. I hate picking the burrs and leaves out of his fur afterwards. Liam was upset about not taking his wagon on our daily walk. But once we got onto the path in the forest, the wagon was ancient history.
A little playtime on the floor while big brother naps.
Sometimes there’s just something more exciting on the other side of the door.