Lola, Ava and I have some very special friends that help us out during “dog park time”. Five year old Nate and 8 year old Quinn, I hope I got that right guys! They are funny, sweet, full of energy and adorable so I was thrilled when their mom was up for a photo shoot.
Forest Park, directly next to our neighborhood, is exactly 197 acres of incredible trees, playground space, petting farm, swimming pool and just outside a long winding trail along Pigeon Creek. The perfect place for a photo shoot…or so I thought…
As a now veteran three month DSLR “photographer” ha, ha, Nate and Quinn were my very first attempt at full on photography session with subjects other than Ava. It was indeed a learning experience:
1. The forest on a cloudy day is DARK which means way too low of shutter speeds and therefore exposure and focus issues!
2. I need to remember to set my aperture higher when shooting two or more people… again focus issues
I walked away with some keepers but am still so sad the close-up pictures of the two kids together were not focused properly. Another shoot maybe in the fall with all the colors…think I can convince them? Here are a few if you would like to see more simply check out my flickr account.
PS: If you already have checked out my flickr I re updated today with some fixes so check them out!