If you have been following our Clickin Moms Blog Circle you know it is time to showcase our next assignment. :) June's assignment was Shallow Depth of Field (DOF). This is one of my personal favorite types of photographing a subject. It is a great way to showcase the details and showoff the beauty. Shallow DOF is also a wonderful tool to blur the distractions in a background that can take away from your subject. The blur surrounding your subject is called bokeh. Below is one example of shallow DOF and how it helps to define the subject of my photo. To see more examples of shallow DOF continue our blog circle and check out the talented Kayla Goode's photos!
I am so excited to be apart of my first blog circle with a wonderful and talented group of ladies from Clickin Moms forum! Each month we will each participate in a photography technique and share our photos via our blogs. Each of our blog posts will link you to the next photographer's post. We all get to enjoy the circle of inspirational photos! The theme for January is Up Close Portraiture. I love the emotion and detail captured by this type of shot. Every session I shoot I try to ensure I shoot at least one close up of each subject. These type of shots not only showcase the beauty of the eyes, smile, and dimples but also the mood. Photography is a superpower! :) It is amazing how a few pixels can share the drama, laughter, sorrow, or celebration. You can never be too close to these smiles!
Please check out Kayla Goode's blog post here for more inspirational goodness!
This post - the first post of 2013 originally was envisioned as my top 12 pictures of 2012 but I was having trouble deciding on only 12 favorites. I was very blessed in 2012 to meet and photograph beautiful families and many very special events. After browsing thru ALL the moments captured in time I was a bit overwhelmed to say the least. Being a photographer is very rewarding on a daily basis due to the people you meet and feeling so honored to be a part of these special moments. In addition, standing back and reviewing your work for the year is very rewarding in a personal sense to actually see the growth in the craft. The post of my top 12 in 2012 is still a work in progress! :) But hey - I am blogging anyway in order to honor my goal to get the hang of this blogging thing and share more with you. Today I am sharing a couple of my favorite animal pics that I stumbled across while reflecting on 2012. My poor animals are accustomed to having a lens in their face and probably feel the same way my kids do when the camera comes out. Some days are more photogenic then others but all days are worth capturing. Hope your day is all smiles!
2012 is moving at rapid speed for me! I can not believe it is the 52nd day of the year. How many moments have you captured with your children in those 52 days? I was shocked to realize as I was uploading birthday dinner pictures to Facebook that I do not have one picture with my children for 2012. I know - that is very sad. Especially since we have celebrated 4 birthdays so far. I have plenty pictures of the children and the details including the cake but they are all minus me. How many special moments did you capture with pictures but they are all minus Mom as well? For me I know I am much more comfortable behind the camera instead of in front of it. However that is no excuse. I am challenging myself to be in front of the camera more this year. Hair, makeup, nor an outfit will decide if a moment is captured with my family. I also want to help Moms share photos of themselves with their children. I am working on putting a mini session together dedicated to shooting Moms with their children. I would love to hear what would interest you. In addition to the photos would you like to receive a mini accordion book, a coffee table book, or other photo gifts from your session? I look forward to hearing your ideas. You can email your ideas or if you would like to receive information on these mini sessions to firstname.lastname@example.org.