. . . because she happens to be me! =D
My mother arranged a delightful surprise for me; Olivia was going to take my senior portrait!
I was fairly bouncing off the walls in anticipation, having been drooling over the other Senior Portraits she's taken and posted to her blog. Which you should go check out because she's got a seriously good eye for subjects, compositions and how to really capture the light.
Being a fellow photographer myself, when she was considering various spots around the yard for a shot, I could sorta see what she was seeing; leading lines, light and shadows. . . it was neat. =)
One skill in particular that I noticed that she is very proficient at, and I sadly lack; she's got a good handle on posing people.
My deficit in that area probably comes from the fact that most of my subjects are plants and animals. I tend to pick a cluster of roses or butterflies and move myself around to get the kind of picture I have in mind. It's not like you can say to the Riverbirch tree "Okay, wave your fifth branch and tip your top branches closer to the sun . . ." or to the rabbit "Alright, cock your head to the left and wiggle your nose, awww!"
In other words you might say I had a brilliant realization: "You can't photograph people like you can fauna and flora!"
'Cause we're different. =)
Guitars are awesome.
Need I say more?
Juggling is Totally Amazing. You should all take up the talent. ;)
This is one of my all-time favorite poses!
Thank you Olivia!