Saturday, January 31, 2009

Kat & Liam Shots

Little Liam was a delight to work with, he had a great rapport with the camera and was more than happy to smile in front of the lens. This selection of shots were taken over two sessions - one in late November 2008 and the second in late January 2009.

Liam and mum
liam 4
liam 3
liam 2

As mentioned in an earlier blog, taking shots at home works well with keeping all concerned relaxed and happy. However, I am a firm believer in avoiding using flash if possible and making use of all available natural light.

Bedside shots work well especially if there is a contrasting background or duvet in this case. Also it is worth experimenting with different angles. The two lenses that I use for these shots are the Canon 24-105mm L IS USM and the Canon 85mm f1.8 - the latter, although a fixed focal length, steps down to just f1.8 which can really make portraits "pop".

Always on the look out for detail. Although the above shot is cliched, it is still a fun one to do!