I have been complaining to those close to me recently, that I would have to make a definite effort to photograph in ways which are outside of my comfort zone. I would have to go and do the landscapes and the wildlife stuff and not always do macro and creative photography. The challenge is my life style (and I am not making excuses) – I am just too busy! Macro is just so convenient! 30 minutes with my camera and window light from the dining room window and voila! I have images. My garden is so beautiful this time of year and the straight forward record type shots are just not doing it justice….. macro remains the firm favourite, but all the creative techniques are just so much fun and images are generally “show stoppers”.
We just love weddings and our South African summers make for stunning wedding pictures. We are spoilt for choice from awesome venues, beautiful lush gardens, thunderstorm skies, and last but not least lovely brides.
A few Wedding tips for brides
Yes, it was cold! Bitterly cold! Yes, it was fantastic! Yes, we will do it all again if we got the chance.
The week-end was all about light. We painted with light, hunted some bugs with our Macro lenses, made star trails and astro-lanscapes over the Eastern Freestate Landscapes and framed beautiful landscapes.
Reflecting on the weekend, I have to admit that it is in fact out students who make these trips a huge success. Despite the cold, fun was had by all.
“But I see your true colors
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow”
Lyrics: True colors – Cindy Lauper
Those of you who have been reading my recent blogs or have listened to me going on and on about visual design, the analysis of the design elements and also the potential symbolism of the elements would not be surprised by what follows: