Before a recent wedding, I was taking friends and family shots when I noticed this shot from the pew I was in. My friends will tell you how much I enjoy shoes, shoe shopping and new shoes. This photos captures a little bit of where that appreciation comes from.
This photo captures my reflections about how long it is taking for summer to arrive in the Northwest. This visitor stopped in the other night to get out of the cold. The wings are a wonderful transparent blue landing on Ms. Bella Beesley toy was too much to resist.
March 29th, this is an early bloomer. The flower has been there for the last couple of weeks. I came home from shooting some real estate the other day, I knew it was time to capture it before it lost its zest. I adjusted the exposure and applied a thirty precent cut out filter to the image. I used my 18-50 mm lens and hit the fstop nicely to capture the detail and blur the background. This would be my March lamb,enjoy!
Well a triangle of images should work. Beside obtaining a wonderful Skeleton Vase for Valentine's Day for Miki. We acquired some tree ornaments and hung them on Valentine's Day,too. The next morning there was a frost, The top photo is about cool, the lower left is about warming up, I tweaked the background warming it up, the right hand side photo is an afternoon shot with no adjustments. I am often inspired by the light at different times during the day this is my snap shot of our weather during the last week. The clear nights are chilly but the blue sky during the days is fun. Where ever you are enjoy the beauty of the moment. Thanks to all of you who have visited driving the counter over 2K
I find the characteristics of portraits a topic which entails passion, technique and commitment. Whether it is capturing the intensity of the individual, a reflection of the charisma or the sparkle in the eye I love the beauty of the moment. As a photographer, I seek to share the emotion of my internal thoughts when creating photographs. Less it better.
I was out on Sunday searching for good locations for "portrait photo session locations", say that three times real fast. I visited Malbak Nursery in Woodinville, WA. It is a great place with quality greenery. I took a few shots of flowers and checked out their cafe, very yummy.
This photo was taken with my 50mm prime. The finished image a result of patching together two photos in Pshop. I like it for because it has all the warmth of love so it makes me happy and is my Happy Valentine's Flower photo for all of you who follow my blog.
Friday night, a time to talk mini-techie. When cropping a photo I practice awareness of prospective lines. This photo was taken at South King County Events and Wedding Coordinator meet up in January. There are a lot of different ways to adjust the multiple source white balance reality but once that is completed, it is important if you are going to use cropping tools to maintain a sense of perspective. Above is unmodified raw file saved as a jpeg and adjusted crop photo that is transformed into an image which captures the easy going atmosphere of the event.
Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away. We will be open on that Sunday, the 14th, in case you decide to take your sweetheart out to someplace fancy, and want to include a photo . How fun that this romantic day falls on a weekend. There are endless possibilities.
Please let me know if you know anyone who is planning on popping the engagement question, needs an engagement announcement photo, or if a photography session would help make this Valentine's Day memory something extraordinary.
What about surprise weddings? If you are someone who plans on getting married on Valentine's Day, and you are in need of a photographer, let me know and we can work something out.
The other day I took some pictures of Hugh working at sculpting. I was playing around with black and white photos. I was inspired to add some sepia in photoshop. I enjoyed the addition of some warm tones and it reminded me a little more of photos of factories from the 1920s and 1930s. This is not a real complicated process but, I felt the result was worth sharing.
What we have here is a studio shot that has been used to create a digital image. I finished up a head shot session which was part of a project for the Keller Williams Office in Renton. I was using
a strobe flash and camera mounted Speedlight SB-600, I was pretty happy with the effect. The strobe has one shot left when it is turned off. I decided to grab a self portrait shot. I am looking for an image to do some marketing which inspired the composition and me to do some manipulation.
The composition is about working behind the lens, arm tucked in for solid foundation other arm floating but ready to adjust setting or give direction to subjects. Professional photography takes knowledge, skills and desire to create inspired images which capture the beauty of the moment.
The Digital Interpretation comes from the very important aspect of understanding your subject. Here's the why: sometimes I want to create a traditional image, other times I think you should celebrate the possibilities of digital imaging. Here's the how: I did some magic wand, some threshold, little bit of cutout and some tweaking thus creating the Digital Interpretation.
This photograph captures the spark of humanity and the beauty of creativity the artist was able to achieve. It was shot with natural light taken with 50mm lens. The delicate nature of the flower vase in contrast to the practicality of the water glass is emphasized. The focal area of interest is accented by the contrast between the colors of the desk blotter green,brown and white background. Speaking of background, the skull and books elements address human learning which is the only way such a vessel can be created. If I could adjust one element of the photo it would be to move the water glass to the right eliminating the negative space between it and the top of the vase. Many photographs of glass art are taken against a neutral background this photograph for me captures the beauty created by the artist placed in the light of our daily lives. Happy New Years.
I am a great photographer. I create photographs which capture the beauty of the moment. I have pursued my art professinally for the past 7 years. Tom Willa Independent Univera Associate
Contact me at tomwilla at gmail dot com.