It's fun to capture the moment in action! It can be tricky to get the timing just right, however, I have a few tips to help. First, have your subject warm up. Watch their "line." The line is their projected course. Get to know their line, timing, and the sounds associated. When shooting skating, it can be tricky sometimes because you can't always see them coming into the moment. For example, below, Phebe Ericksen completes a backside grab over a large bowl. You can't see her until she comes up over the roller. The image below is shot in Al Servo mode, with a 70-200mm F.28 with IS lens, and leads me to my second tip...Listen. I am able to capture Phebe by having my finger ready to trigger the shutter at just the right second, and in this particular case, by knowing her timing, and the sounds of her skate trucks coming up over the backside of the bowl. A half second too late, and you lose the effect of the epiphany moment in the action shot. See the image on the bottom for a shot taken just half a second too late....If you have questions about action photography, feel free to reach out! Again, my biggest tips are to know your clients line of action and to find your cues-whether it be sound, time or something visual to capture the right moment.
First, I have to say, Claire is such a beautiful person, inside and out. It was my joy to be selected as her personal photographer to take her senior portraits. I do free consults for the seniors so that we can make sure I am the right photographer to capture their senior pictures. We talk about what things to wear, what not to wear, their hobbies and personal interests. I then cater to each senior's needs. And everyone is different. I also advise that the senior bring an outfit that the parents picked out, one of their favorites. and then something basic, and maybe a little bit flow-y. It's also important to bring any special hats, sporting gear/equipment they would like to have in their senior portraits. I could go on forever about Claire, but this is will I will leave it. Your senior portrait session should be tailored to you, and you should have fun with it! Like what you see, press the like button on Facebook for 208 Images & Media. xxoo
What a fun summer? Shooting weddings in Idaho has been a great experience. From photographing a wedding on the Payette Lake in McCall to photographing in Stanley, Idaho, my summer has put on lots of mileage on this photographer. My new goal is to book six more weddings for next summer. And I look forward to those adventures. For questions or referrals for wedding vendors, send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. To book your wedding, call 208.721.0658.
This summer has been wonderful! Great weather, and love in the air! I have been busy shooting weddings with another phenomenal local photographer, Kat Cannell. Kat has mad directing skills, and a very relaxed vibe. So we get along great! Shooting weddings can be stressful, as there is typically a lot going on, a tight time schedule, and the stress that you can''t exactly re-shoot a wedding. Having another local photographer to partner with is crucial (and there are lots of amazing photographers in the Wood River Valley), so again, I am blessed to be working with Kat. I have lots of great stories of shooting weddings with Kat Cannell already this summer, but I am out of time! Maybe more next blog post! In the meantime, if you decide to say those magical words, "I do," give us a call, and we will get you sorted! Enjoy the rest of your summer! P.S. Now is the time to also book senior portraits!