I’m a landscape photographer. Okay, I’ll throw in some flower macros or animals on occasion but, basically, the majority of my images are landscapes. People, whether portraits, lifestyle, or street sniping just isn’t my thing. However, since I would like to become a professional photographer when I retire, it’s a credo of some sort that we step outside of our comfort zone and take a risk at doing something that could possibly give us nightmares. Hence, the title of this blog post.
This past October 2010, I had the incredible opportunity of photographing a young very congenial family who wished for a Christmas card photo where their rambunctious two-year-old son featured prominently. During that morning shoot, I took many pictures and got more comfortable as the cute little tike warmed up to an unfamiliar woman with a camera in his face. I had hoped to deliver a bevy of different poses and looks while the parents wanted his liveliness captured. Needless to say, Mom and Dad got their wish and so did I.
Image above made with a Nikon D300 camera, a Tamron 17-50 lens, and a Nikon SB-900 flash
I made one or two photos that day that I will treasure… always.