Welcome to your April newsletter! Hope all of our local friends enjoyed their spring break! Only a few more weeks until summer!
Here are a few adorable images from our 3rd Annual Love Your Pet Event! These sessions take place every February, so be sure to mark your calendars for next year! 🙂
This is one of our favorite events of the year … I’m sure you can see why! 🙂 Hope to see you and your pet(s) next year!
Please excuse the cell phone quality, but I want to thank you again for voting MMP your favorite Bryan County Photographer! It means so much and I love serving you!
Here are some recent blog posts you might have missed:
Mommy & Me – April 22nd SOLD OUT
The Business of Maternity & The Business of Newborns (PPA classes) – May 17 & 18
Dad & Me – June 2nd
Tea with a Princess – July, date TBA
Back 2 School Portrait Event – September 8
Limited Edition Halloween Sessions – October 13
Santa Experience – November 16-18
The word “photography” is created from the Greek words for “light” and “drawing”; so basically the art of photography is drawing with light. With that being said, one of the best ways you can improve your photography is to learn and understand light. Most beginners are unaware, but the ideal time of day for portraits is early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The sun is softer and illuminates your subject straight on, which helps avoid dark under-eye circles. Shooting in the middle of the day casts deep shadows under the eyes and nose and the available light is too harsh for portraits. Photographing people in the shade is another way to escape harsh light and shadows because it creates an envelope of totally even light, but watch out for “dappled light.” Dappled light is produced when light filters through the leaves or branches of a tree, creating a “zebra” effect across the faces of those you are photographing (probably not the look you’re going for!)
When photographing indoors, position your subject close to a window or open door. Place your subject where their face is turned slightly towards the window or door, all the while looking for light that is soft and directional. Be sure to use only one light source at a time, meaning do not turn on your overhead lights and lamps. Utilizing just one light source will create more flattering light and eliminate crazy temperature shifts in your images.
Hopefully these tips will help take your photography to the next level! Got questions? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I recently came across this sweet little quote on Pinterest and knew I had to share. Helps put things into perspective, doesn’t it?
Wishing you all a wonderful April!