It was a baptism of fire. He wasn’t at all sleepy and didn’t want mum to put him down. We managed to get a few shots. He was super cute though.
Its my baby’s birthday today. My youngest baby. 1 year. 1 year of crazy, no time, no sleep, where am I, I don’t even know what day it is. I am devastated. He is growing up. I will have babies no more.
And so I ask myself, “What now?” I have a few years before he is off doing pre-school and then school. I have time to prepare. Do I dare do it? Do I jump in and hope I am good enough to make it work?
A birthday is another opportunity for a few portraits.
What makes us human? To me it is the emotions that we feel and the way we convey them to others. That is why I decided to focus on portraits. I love to freeze those beautiful reactions in time. From my perspective, the more you can connect to and feel the emotion you are viewing in my images, the more I feel I have been successful in my job.
Some of the others photos I took with Emily. As an experiment it was fairly successful. She came for about 3 and a half hours although I think at least an hour was taken up by me trying to set up the lights. Actually it was the Godox octagonal softbox. I would never be able to construct that thing or deconstruct it without help. I am not strong enough. Perhaps there is a better method than I used but it was like an awkward tent. Until I can afford one that just pops up umbrella style it makes good light!
Yesterday I photographed a friend of mine outside in natural light to practise posing. She was a bit uncomfortable at the close up, plain face shots. So it was inside last night on photoshop that some ‘magic’ happened and the background got a bit more ‘interesting’. I love the result and as someone with a budget of exactly ZERO for backdrops it is quite handy.