This weekend, I had the good fortune of shooting the most beautiful person in the whole world, my wife. I woke up at 6:30 AM. Carly was awake, though I think she was considering going back to bed. I said I was going to into Midtown to take some photos and asked if she wanted to tag along (we could get breakfast afterwards). She looked at me and said, "give me 15 minutes." She's a good wife.
About an hour later we were walking around Centennial Olympic Park. I hadn't been down there yet with my camera, so I was excited to research a new location. Water from the fountains came alive as the sun began to ascend. It made for some great light and we had some fun trying different poses. Carly was good about saying, "let's try over there."
By the end, I took about 200 photographs (again, still way too many) and narrowed it down to about 20 I liked before showing them to Carly. I edited my four favorite. I like the hero shot above, but think I may like the black and white version below better.
I still feel like I'm stretching my shots too thin. I'm taking too few photos in too many locations with too many different poses. I need to find a spot or two that I like and really concentrate on getting the shot right. I guess, I fear that if I'm slow my subject will get bored. Also, I like to work fast. But, I think I'm at the point in my photography where developing more patience (something I've never been good at, ask Carly) is where my next gains will be made.
Also, my obsession with lens flare is starting to rival JJ Abrams'. I need to tone that down. Ditto with the VSCO filters.
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