Tuesday, May 30, 2006
People seem to like it when I give a little photography lesson with the photos. What's interesting about these shots? First, I put the subject and camera in a situation so that the subject would be backlit. It makes for a more dramatic image if the subject has a nice halo of light... even though you've been taught since childhood to have the sun at your back. However, it does require a little bit of skill to get the exposure right in such a situation. The second thing you might not realize about these shots is that they are shot with a really long telephoto lens. I was quite far away from the children. I didn't need to use a telephoto, I chose to. It helps to isolate the subject from any distracting background.