Posts with tag: "headshots"
Saturday, March 17, 2012
By Melissa Murray
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This is my 3rd week in Brooke Snow's Photography Workshop and this week we focused (pun intended) on Composition.  Our assignment was to post 3 photos using different elements of composition: lines, shapes, color, patterns, framing, simplicity, texture, etc.  I had a photoshoot this week with our babysitter, so I tried to be mindful of our assignment during the shoot.  

 

Framing:

Hope 1 web wm

I was trying to frame her with the red flowers.  Not sure if I actually achieved that or not.  I do think it was a good use of color with the red of flowers echoing the red in her hair.  

 

Lines: 

Hope 3 web wm

This image is a decent representation of "lines" in a photo.  I like how the swings lead to her.  Plus the chains on the swing she's sitting frame her face, in a way.

 

Rule of Thirds:

Hope 2 web wm

I think this photo uses the rule of thirds pretty well.  Her pretty face is right in the crosshairs of the grid.  I use this element of composition a lot, and I have recently been getting better about composing the shot in camera, rather than by cropping in editing.  All of the pictures I submitted today were composed in camera.  (Yay!)


{This post is from 2012, exibiting work with my Canon 7D. For a more up-to-date representation of my skills and current equpment (Canon 5D iii), please check out my Facebook page.}  

 
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
By Melissa Murray
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I had such a fun time with Kim and Tanner this past weekend.  Kim and I know each other from our days in Oklahoma at Mounds Junior High School.  She was in my Girl Scout troop!  Isn't it wild that we found each other again on Facebook (20-ish years later) and we were both on the East Coast only 2 hours away?!  I'm so glad she came down for a session.  We had a great time and she is a natural in front of the camera. (Hello, THOUSAND WATT SMILE!)  Her sweet basset hound, Tanner, was a handful and oh so sweet.  I'm glad I was able to get some good pics of him.  What a sweet sad face.  I think he decided he needed to keep me on my toes so I didn't get lazy while photographing a cooperative adult! Ha.


Kim 16 web wm

Kim 18 web wm

Kim 13 bw web wm

Kim 8 fb wm

Kim 15 web wm

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Kim 6 web wm

 

{This post is from 2012, exibiting work with my Canon 7D. For a more up-to-date representation of my skills and current equpment (Canon 5D iii), please check out my Facebook page.}