Challenging yourself is a continuing theme on this blog. Ok, maybe it is just my thing. (Although I do seem to remember +Me2 set himself a challenge earlier this year to post daily to the blog.)
Earlier this summer I challenged myself with a rather large project and set Christmas as the deadline. Time (and good weather) is running out and I need to buckle down and get the rest of my photos shot if I am going to make this lofty goal.
Yesterday was one of those wonderful days where I finally nailed a pivotal photo I have been chasing all summer. My earlier frustrations have been a combination of poor planning and lousy locations. But yesterday the weather was good, the kids were gone and I had no good excuses left to avoid this shot.
I have learned that pre planning is everything. I have had enough experience with all that has gone wrong that I felt I was ready for success. By building the set before hand all I had to do was drop it into the location and shoot away. This way, all I had to concentrate on was lighting and camera angles, not the subjects floating away.
I thought I would give you a behind the scenes glimpse into what that photographic journey has looked like. Now I have to get going on the rest of the photos…
Do you ever have an image in your head that you’ve struggled to capture?
Lower Snoqualmie Falls, June 2014
Lake Washington, August 2014
Puget Sound, September 2014
Magnuson Park, October 2014
Author: Shelly Corbett
I'm a long time Seattle art photographer who's currently masquerading as a toy photography evangelist. For more information about me and my work check out my web site sjcorbett.com.