Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Being Creative on a New Location!

Seniors session at a new location

We had just gotten our permit to do photography in the Idaho Botanical Gardens, so we used the opportunity to do a senior session there.  A single individual would allow us to move around more easily to try out more areas within the location.  Because we want to offer our seniors many different settings, change up the poses, and create a variety of looks using different lenses, this would be a great combination of subject and location.

When it comes to lens choice, I like to work at the extreme edges.  I either use the most telephoto I have (200mm - 300mm) or the widest lens I own (15mm fisheye) offering our clients a visual style many have never seen. I leave the middle focal length territory, like 50mm, to the amateurs.  The middle to me is boring--I don't live there!  The closest I got to 50mm in this session was the image at the huge rocks I did at 70mm, which was the widest I could go with my favorite portrait lens, the Canon 70-200mm f2.8.

Don't be afraid to experiment with a new location, the outer edges of your lenses and the edge of the light…You might actually like it!

As usual, ask questions…it will help you learn. 

Author:  Jerry W Venz; Certified, PPA Master Photographer

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