A few weekends ago when I was down in the Bay Area I met up with Krista and her family. Krista is an up and coming photographer, so we spent the time talking shop and shooting…back and forth. It was so much fun! Her kids happen to be adorable models, so they spent a lot of time in front of the camera for us.
The photo session was at 2pm…high noon for all intensive purposes! We talked about how angle is everything when you don’t have a lot to block the sun. When I’m shooting in an open field like this, I want to angle my camera down so I don’t let as much light in. That way I get more detail in the picture, instead of a blown out white mess.
After walking around for a bit, we found a perfect little nook of tall grass where the sun filtered in perfectly!
When I have great lighting, I love to shoot with the 50mm 1.2 lens. Wide open, it creates creamy skin tones and vignettes the photo, so it almost cuccoons the subject.
What a perfect day for a photo session, what perfect kids to photograph!! Thanks for the great time!