Wednesday, May 29, 2013

recent snapshots

recent snapshots

May 29, 2013

Check out my  pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac and Lew.  We are each doing our own thing this week, just showing recent snapshots.  Go see what my friends have been up to.

There was a lot of fun stuff going on as I have been exploring light in these shots.  The header was an experiment to see how well I could separate his dark hair from the black background, without washing out the details from his fair complexion.

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 The trick shot where my daughter is using a force choke on my son, that was a combination of the right time of day (dusk) as the backlight, plus an over-head streetlight to give nice highlights in the hair, and on-camera flash for front fill.  He jumped from the concrete base of the streetlight (off-camera) to give the illusion that he had been lifted from the ground.  She is on her knees to exaggerate the height, and I shot the pic on my belly.

musician's promo pic
 A musician friend needed to put a promo package together real quick for a new project, so I tried to get an artsy kind of portrait that mixes warm, natural colors for her person, and cooler tones on the wall. She was very cooperative as we tried a bunch of "scenes" and lots of tries with different lights.

graduating from 8th grade
 My newest portrait is one that we needed for the graduates' bulletin board at church.  He's moving up from 8th grade.  This was taken with one off-camera flash high and to my left, and I held a second flash on the other side of the tree to illuminate the background.


This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: Cool snapshot of your son.

imac said...

Magic from Craver eh, nice snaps my friend

Lew said...

Nice work with the lighting and exposure in these shots. The header is great use of light!

George said...

I like what you did with all of these shots. Your header is wonderful, but all of them are wonderful. Very well done!

Carletta said...

I love your experiments my friend.
Can't choose a favorite but I will say little Craver is a handsome young man. :)

lime said...

the vadering shot cracks me up. well done. and the header i think you di. a great job separating the hair from the background. it's details like that which really make or break a shot. nicely handled

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi There, Thanks so much for checking out my blog... I loved doing that bird post...

Your photos are GREAT. You have such a handsome son--and so photogenic I like all of the photos --but the header is SUPER. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Manousos said...

first off, your header portrait is absolutely fabulous!
your son is very handsome!
love the photos here.

happy thursday!:)

EG CameraGirl said...

You sure know a lot more about taking portraits than I do! I like your work!

Jackie said...

You are so knowledgeable, Craver.
I have been away and missed this blog, but I am glad I found it this morning. You know so many ways to enhance a photo using light...and then there's the one of you on your tummy (again)...while your son is jumping in the air. Great techniques. I love to come and learn what you are using and doing in your photography. Always great shots...
Your family is so lovely.
Hugs to all of you!