All posts tagged: Briony

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Some Inspire Words More Than Others

Last weeks image to get people writing seemed to be a bit of a hit, so I thought I would try it again and I was asked if I would do it more often.  I don’t know if I will do it every week, but I will try and do it more often.  So today I have something completely different for you. This is something I photographed last week.  I was trying something with my daughter and I like the look and think there is potential there, and I have other photos that I want to work on.  I have done one like this for a long time and it was nice to plan a photo shoot like this again. Last week lots of people responded to the photo that I posted and again, today, I invite you to do the same to this one.  Make of it as you will. Leave links or the poems in the comments section here so others can share what you have written.  If you are reading what someone …

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No Longer a Teenager

Today is my daughters birthday.  I know it isn’t something I normally blog about, but this morning she let me take her to the local park to take some photos of her. Today she is turning 20 and as her mother I can say I am so proud of her.  She has had a rough few years but has really come out of it well. It was fun trying to get images of her.  Not the images you normally get when people pose, but the images of her as I know her.  The way she laughs and smiles.  We gave her the skirt for her birthday. I think she is beautiful and has grown up to be a wonderful person.  It was so much fun going out with her this morning to take her photo, it has been a while since she let me.  Normally she pulls silly faces, and she did do that, but if you wait after she pulls one, she smiles and starts laughing, so I got some lovely ones as well. …

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Dancing All Night

This last weekend I had a job photographing a young lady before she went to the ball.  She was making her debut and I was lucky enough to take some photos of her as she was all dressed up with her partner waiting for her carriage to take her to the ball. I didn’t really do any art images, but I thought this one would lend itself well to one.  I am not sure about the colours I chose, but I might try it again another time. I enjoyed talking photos of them dancing, and it reminded me that I had some of Ilia and Briony that I hadn’t processed, so I thought I would try doing one of those. I am not sure about this one.  It is a nice idea, but I don’t know.  I might have to work on some new ideas.  I had lots of photos, but again, Briony just keeps laughing, I need to work on that. Dancing is a lovely thing to do and people all over the world …

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Together in the Park

Last Saturday I went to the park with Briony and Ilia again to get some more photos.  We went to a different part, I wanted something more open, but I was very disappointed with the place we went to and I really struggled to find inspiration.  I just pushed on and tried what I had planned. I hadn’t really planned on doing this image.  I opened it up because they all seemed over exposed and I wanted to see if I could fix it.  Then, you know how it is, I just started playing and I couldn’t stop.  In the end I decided I liked it and now you are seeing it. I really like the way they are just strolling along.  There is something very peaceful about it. I decided to try something else and I know they thought it was a little weird, but I have to say, I love how it came out. There is something so romantic about this image.  My other daughter saw them and just said they were beautiful. …

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Taking Another Look

It is Friday and this isn’t going to be a post about Deaf Children Australia.  I have decided that for the time being, that they will either be every second week or once a month.  I need to talk to them and see where they want to go.  I did get some wonderful suggestions last week, but I need to process them and work out what I am going to do. So for today I thought I would take another look at the images I took of Briony and Ilia.  I tend to pick a few out and process those and forget about the rest.  I learned with the shoot from Lara that often there can be more there and I just have to have the imagination to find them, then process them.  I found three more to work on and will share them with you today. I took quite a few of these, but initially I didn’t want to do anything with them as the shirt was quite blown out, so I played around with …

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Being a Prince

Just over a week ago I was given an opportunity to photograph a young man for my portraits.  It was an interesting experience, and it required me to think very differently.  I couldn’t just dress him up in an amazing dress, you know how it is, it just wasn’t going to work. So I turned him into Prince Charming and he found a pumpkin patch.  You can make of it as you will. I also got him to do some other things and this is one of the images I have just finished. I love how vulnerable he appears in this.  I enjoyed working with a model that wasn’t afraid to show vulnerability or look silly.  I don’t know if there are a lot of men who could do images like this. My daughter was there as well, so I did some of the two of them as well. I really enjoyed working with both of them.  I liked how they would act like a couple, even though they aren’t.  They held hands and walked …

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ReWorking Briony

I took this phtoograph of Briony last year.  It is one of my favourite shots of her, but I was never really happy with the way I processed it, I thought it looked too dark.  As I have been doing quite a few workshops on CreativeLIVE and learning lots of new things, I thought I would have another go at doing this image. I straightened the image, made her hair lighter, which it is naturally, and tried to make sure the face was lighter, or almost the same colour as her hands.  I found in the original that her face too dark, but when I tried to lighten it, I lost the hands, I’ve now worked out how to do one at a time, so happy with that. I think she would be happier with this because her skin is smoother, and I managed to make the bridge of her nose look normal.  She had an accident on her bike a few years ago, landed on her face, lucky she was wearing a helmet, and …