Confessions of Portraiture
For anyone who has read this blog, you know that I am not a portrait style photographer. However, I am of the opinion that everyone should expand their horizons and learn new things. When I am teaching someone, I usually use the phrase “If I am not learning, then I must be dead”. I have taken this attitude and applied it to photography. When I first started photography it was in a primarily documentation aspect. Since then, I have come to love the artistic expression which can be found in the many different styles of photography.
I have a habit of seeing something and then deciding that I need to do it too. Not because I want to recreated someone’s work, but because I have a never ending desire to learn how it was done. I love the technical area of photography and feel the drive to perfect my knowledge of it.
Over the past few months, I have added several areas of experimentation to my “toolbelt”. Some have been more successful than others. I have made it a point to learn portraiture, astrophotography, time-lapse and tilt-shift, to name just a few.
When I took on portraiture, I began reading and learning some of the aspects of a good portrait. The other day, I put some of those tips and techniques to use.
I must confess, I am beginning to like this portraiture thing.
Today’s Photo: I See You
I was having a great time the other day chasing my children around. One of them hid behind a metal pole and began peeking out at me. It made such a cute scene, I decided to get both of the children to pose for me. I think I am beginning to get the hang of this portraiture thing.