So, I'm sure you have heard the famous quote from American photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams, " You don't take a photograph, you make it". These words couldn't be truer! Many people rely on chance or on the "photo Gods" to capture a great moment. This means carrying a camera 24/7, kinda being on stand-by and hoping for an awesome moment to occur so that hopefully they can snap the shutter and.. Boom, you just got yourself a pretty great shot! If you follow the law of chance, you can continue to do this and perhaps 1 out of every 1,000 frames you take might end up being a worthy image. The problem here is, you're at the mercy of luck and not yourself.
That is why the most famous photographs are not the result of luck, instead they were carefully planned out. Much thought goes into MAKING a great photo; timing it to the exact minute according to the positioning of the sun, the lighting needs to be just right. Photography is, of course, all about light. The photographer will have a pre-visualized image in their head, that is what they are aiming for. The awesomeness of a DSLR camera is, YOU are in control, YOU tell the camera what to do, YOU set the mode and make it happen.
When I shoot, either in studio or outdoor, I have an image in my head of the final outcome. I determine the possibilities according to my lighting situation. Is it a sunny day, are there clouds diffusing the light, does my location have trees to give shade? I know how I will want to edit the image, composition, cropping, overall mood and style. Once I am in place with my subject ready, I manipulate several exposure settings in my camera, it's literally a balancing act:
ISO: In simple terms, the ISO will either darken or brighten your photo. The higher the ISO number, the brighter the photo. The risk with a very high ISO, is that the image will be grainy, so I am always very cautious not to use a high number because I never want to compromise the quality of my images. For an outdoor session during a partly cloudy day, I normally stay around 100-150 ISO.
Aperture: This will control the depth of my image. The wider (lower number), the more blur I bring to the background of the image. In photography, this is called bokeh. I love using bokeh in my images!
Shutter Speed: This refers to the length of time the camera shutter is open during a shot. The setting can create a dynamic effect, it can either freeze a motion or blur movement.
All in all, I love creating beautifully thought out portraits for my clients!
Anedny Portrait Studio specializes in newborn sessions in Cypress TX and surrounding areas of Houston TX, Tomball TX, Spring TX and The Woodlands TX. In addition to newborn, we also offer maternity and family photo sessions.
It makes me so happy you are here and I am eager to talk to you about your newborn photography session. I am sure you and your family will enjoy my boutique studio. While I wrap and cuddle your baby, you can relax and enjoy a laid back atmosphere, listen to soft music, help yourself to any of our snacks made available for you and even enjoy a glass of wine, bubbly water or fresh coffee. I will take some beautiful images for you to cherish forever. Let us pamper mom with hair and makeup; your experience will be unforgettable and enjoyable, since I've thought through every detail for you.
Are you expecting? Let me capture the beauty of your maternity. Have you scheduled your newborn baby photo session? Let me help you customize the perfect session for your new bundle of joy. To learn more about your experience, click here.
On average, our clients will invest $2100+ on their heirloom and wall art products.
I invite you to request a complimentary consultation with me, either by phone, remotely via Google Meet or even through FaceTime. This is the perfect way to get to know me, "see" my studio and also take a glimpse of sample products. I am always happy to help answer any questions you may have and reserve your date. Please contact me here or email me directly at email@example.com
Sessions are now booking through 2021. Please reserve your date early to ensure you are confirmed in my calendar.