Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

Family Photos Make Memories

When you think about what is most valuable to save in a fire, people often say the family photos. These photos make the memories and in a certain way actually become the story. Taking family shots and sharing them is one of joys of my photo life.

 Los Gatos, 2015

Los Gatos, 2015

And they become more valuable over time as each day and year passes. 

 Los Gatos, 2015

Los Gatos, 2015

Looking for light first, then background, then pose, on to exposure and finally emotion. The five steps to build a photo. More on that later.

 Los Gatos, 2015

Los Gatos, 2015

Pro tip: Get the kids to help pose the parents, it was fun and worked for everybody!