Story Behind the Image; Summer Love

Denver family photographer-001

ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/2000sec, 35mm

The last few days of warm weather has me dreaming of backyard pool days.
This is one of my favorite images.  And not just because I adore the Yetmans.
With multiple little ones you don’t schedule sessions at dusk.
Or witching hour as I like to call it.
And honestly I want families to be comfortable and everyone feeling good.
So mid day happens A LOT.
Most photographers would cringe at shooting out in the sun at mid day.
And honestly, I use to hate it.
But I’ve learned to embrace the things that I hate.  I usually learn a great deal in the process.
The awesome thing about mid day sun is the contrast between shade and sun is extremely drastic.
I use that to my advantage and the shade and sun become framing elements.
This photo brings so many of my own memories from childhood back too.
The garden hose and dogs milling around.  I’m pretty sure there’s even a photo of me in a stripped suit and sunglasses.

The trick to shooting in direct sun light is to under expose.
It’s  so easy on a digtal camera to blow those highlights and loose all the detail.

Remember every element tells a story and they all should help tell your vision.
I’m writing a ebook all about vision and business that will hopefully be done and available very soon. 🙂

xoxo – Rachael

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