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.

You can find one of my first attempts at portraiture (this was a pure accident) Daddy’s Little Patriot.  And don’t miss last Saturday’s Daily Photo, which just happens to be another portrait.

I See You ©2011 Just Shooting Memories (all rights reserved)


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One Response to Confessions of Portraiture / I See You

  1. Kris Koeller says:

    Nice shot. Very candid.

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