As you may have guessed, I’ve been studying lighting for photography. Backlighting, haze, natural light, etc. The other day I wanted to experiment with “dramatic lighting”. I wanted some great black and white images and thought dramatic lighting would be a good place to start 🙂
I took Emma into the middle room, opened the curtains to our big window, and turned off all of the lights. From there I was able to expose for her face next to the window where the sun shone which created a heavily underexposed background… perfect for black and white photos 🙂
I used my trusty 50mm 1.8 lens (it’s my favorite for portraits). Prepare yourself for some super close ups!
She wasn’t really sad, but she’s a good little model giving me a serious face 🙂
Looking so melancholy for her mama. I know it’s a little distracting, but I love the reflection of the window light on the couch.
This is my favorite of the bunch! I sat on the back of the couch so I could shoot from up above.
Towards the end I let her show her true feelings 🙂
Then I was able to snag this one of Henry as he walked by. It was fortuitous that he turned to face the light at just the right time! I think he was upset because one of his brothers had a toy he wanted.
Not to be ignored, Spencer and Jack begged to be included in the picture taking 🙂 You can see Henry watching Lucy while she practices piano in the background 🙂
I’m glad I have so many models to choose from… because they are not always this cooperative 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 Very nice shots! You did an impressive job!
I will try to do the same and show you what I would get. This is a nice hobby you have! I did a little bit of photography a while back and then got distracted by a job I had last year tutoring; forgot even to take milestone photos of my kids! 🙁 I don’t want to do it for living, but as a hobby it’s a great one to take such nice shots of the kids.