Here it is. . . I have a daydream of becoming a children's photographer in my free time in the summers. I love the 7:00 light and what the summer humidity does to kids hair; I love the popsicle stained shirts and lips and the bare feet. I never want to photograph in winter, just in summer, just kids. I kind of keep it a secret because I have LOTS of daydreams. Is it an artist thing to have a million ideas in the air? Anyways, on my mini vacation we went to the beach and I shot some quick pics of my nieces and Stella. I had so much fun! I look at the pictures though and think wouldn't it be great to have a little tiny fill flash here and maybe an out of focus background there? What would I need? A 50 mm lens (about $100) and a flash (about $350) not to mention I need to update my old computer and get photoshop but that's another day.
|See how I could use a little photoshop to pop the kids and maybe work on the background color?|
|This could use photoshop too to sparkle the eyes more.|
|A tiny pop of flash would make the shadow on my nieces face go away. . . the 50mm lens would make the background dreamy!|
By the way, I graduated in photography but all I learned is how much I don't know. Sometimes I feel like when you learn too much about a subject that you actually get stifled. I want to get back to why I love taking pictures in the first place. Even though there was great critique at RISD sometimes I just need a cheerleader.
So now that I've put my daydream out there (which I don't like to do because people will laugh at me. . . but you are all nice) maybe I will actually do it? Do you have a daydream you are scared to start? Please tell! What are they. . . why do we put them off? Maybe we just need a cheerleader sometimes instead of critics.
One more thing. . . should I click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT?