My husband and I have just returned from a 2 week holiday. We must have taken over 2000 pictures, as we are both photographers.
Here are just a few of the images I managed to capture whilst away!
We both love the opportunity to really play and try out new techniques. I shot with my Fuji X-Pro 1 and Andy (Andrew Gregory) shoots with a Fuji X100S. We both tend to have very different views of any given scene/situation so it will be hard choosing which pictures will make it in to our holiday album. We always design ourselves a coffee table style photo book of each trip we do.
Check out my husband Andrew Gregory's work (and his view of the trip) here on Flickr.
Have you ever looked a long lost friend up on Facebook only to find a long list of people with the same name, so you have to search the profile pictures for the person you are trying to connect with? I have found this problematic on several occasions when the person I was looking for didn’t have a photo of themselves as their Facebook profile picture.
How to Prepare for a Modelling Portfolio Shoot
Yesterday I had the chance to do an Autumn mother & daughter photo shoot with Natalie and Layla. It is such a beautiful time of year and makes for some beautiful pictures. We had a great time in the autumn leaves. Layla was a great little model.
Here are some of the pictures we managed to capture and some tips on how to get the best from your Autumn shoots.
1. Dress up warm in case it is cold. Wellies are always a good option because even it it is dry there might be some puddles to splash about in, and we need to get in and amongst the leaves and there might be mud!
2. Find ways to incorporate as much nature in to your shots. Here we chose a gorgeous bench made crudely from an entire tree trunk which made the ideal spot for Nat and Layla to sit and have a cuddle.
3. When photographing children, get them involved in the process of making the pictures. Here I asked Layla to go pick herself a beautiful leaf and then I asked her to tell me what she liked about it and here I captured her thought process.
4. What could be more fun than showering yourself in crisp autumn leaves!
5. Layla loves to sing and here I captured her singing one of her favourite songs from Frozen. Finding out about your subjects and talking about the things they love always brings out their personalities, and you may even get serenaded like I did!
6. I love to capture the scale of nature. Here Layla was actually turning round to wonder why we were being so slow, but I wanted to let her have a little explore. We were heading back for an ice cream and a play on the playground, which was the treat we promised her for being such a great model!
I hope you like these shots and get some ideas from this for your own Autumn shoots!
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Helen Anne Gregory