Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Polaczuk's

This morning I met with a co-worker and her family to do some portrait shots for Christmas cards. We went to Mahon Park in North Vancouver. Check out what we got up to!






























































































































Monday, November 15, 2010

Pictures with a Creative Edge!

Here are some ways to make photos of loved ones extra special. Live past the ordinary, be extraordinary!

Props.

Spark some interest with unique props in your photos! Get props that stand out. Headbands, hats, scarfs, angel wings and crowns. Anything you can find in your house will do! Have fun playing dress-up.

























Colour.

Don't be afraid to play with colour. Make an object stand out. Brighten, darken, enhance or change colours. A little bit of colour can go a long way!

























Both of these photos are beautiful in different ways. The first is dreamy and warm, however the second is timeless and reminds me of those old postcards taken in France (think little boy kissing little girl). Ooooh la la, tres adorable!


























Focus / Aperture.

Play around with your aperture settings. My favourite photos have a wide aperture resulting in an image that is sharp around the focal point, and blurred otherwise. It creates an amazing depth of field! Please play with aperture!

























Movement.

Movement is hard to master. You need to be extremely steady with your hand. You have to be focusing on your focal point and light is essential! With a lot of natural light, your subject can move more freely. Less natural light, they need to be statue-like! Sometimes still pictures can be fun if they look like they are moving. Go ahead and trick your eye!















Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fall is here!

Fall is here and it is time to cuddle up to that special someone with hot coco (extra marshmallows) and a bon fire. Tis the season to get portraits for family members. Lets be honest, it takes some preparing, and yes Christmas is a whole 51 days - 1224 hours - 73,440 minutes and only 4,406,400 seconds until Jolly old St. Nicholas gets his big booty down everyones chimney!

So welcome, Fall!