Springfield, Oregon equine photography~Horse Portrait! I am truly enjoying photographing these beautiful animals. This happens to be my “granddaughter”. She is my daughter’s very first horse and they seem to be a pretty great match! Attie is a 9 year old Thoroughbred with a very sweet disposition. I couldn’t wait to take some photos of her. I wanted to capture those beautiful eyes that say so much to us as well as the muscle definition that is coming along quite nicely! I am excited to watch them grow old together.
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I am always so honored when I get to photograph a newborn child and they continue to return to me for 6 month, 1 year and 2 year old photo sessions. Child photography is so rewarding. One of the best parts of my job is to be able to watch children grow! The other great part of my job is providing families with documentation of the memories that will last forever! Emerson had fun in his “hot air balloon” in a beautiful park in Springfield, Oregon! Mother Nature was good to us and held off on the rain until after we were finished.
I have been working on perfecting my equine photography lately! I think I am a tad bit obsessed with photographing horses but more specifically, getting that perfect pose, perfect lighting, perfect expression! I spent some time trying to learn off camera flash which simply means, you use external lighting that is not on top of your camera. Usually the lighting consists of flashes or strobes placed on light stands with or without modifiers in place to control the lighting. I find this to be complicated to learn and is taking me quite some time to even feel comfortable using it. Attached is an example of such lighting. I have lots to learn and will continue to do so but wanted to bring y’all along on my journey.
My daughter and I visited a Lavender field yesterday. It took a little convincing to get her close enough once she spotted all the bees. She was not too sure about the whole idea but she was a trooper and was so beautiful. Lavender is probably my most favorite smell in the world and everything that describes a lavender plant, really describes this young woman as well. Throughout her childhood, there have not been too many occasions where she would let me take her photos. However, lately that has changed and I have been able to capture her heart and soul in many photos. This is a huge reason I got into photography. My children are growing up right before my eyes and the only way for me to hold onto special moments in their lives is to make photographs that I can cherish forever!
Since the 4th of July is approaching very soon, I thought I would post a few tips on photographing fireworks. Fireworks can be very difficult to photograph but with the correct settings, you can get some awesome shots.
1. Use a tripod
2. Put your shutter speed on the “bulb” setting
3. use a cable release if you have it. If not, you will need to hold the button down with your finger.
4. Try using fstops between F8 and F16.
5. ISO should be on 100
6. Do not try to auto focus, set the camera to manual and focus on the farthest point away from the camera
7. Turn your flash off
I hope you find this information useful. Send me your photos, I would love to see them.