How to get emotion & expression…..

This is a quote by a very famous photographer:

“ Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. – Ansel Adams

I’ve also heard that it takes 1,000 photos for a National Geographic photographer to get one “keeper”. Composition, exposure and focus which is perhaps the easy part of photography. The challenge is to connect on an emotional level in addition to having the technical details spot on.

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We were photographing Stephen slightly in advance of his christening, so he was all dressed up in the church and really eager to examine the bible that was open on the alter.  I totally love everything about this photo – especially his curiosity.

I just love this little angel girl – she is sweet & beautifu!!!!

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and her twin brother is equally sweet and cute – although he would hate to know that I think so!!!

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The most memorable compliment I’ve ever received was for a photo taken during a documentary photography course…my semester project subject was a “veterinary practice.”

Our vet kindly allowed me to photograph his practice once a week on “surgery day”…I did get a fairly interesting group of photos. One very strong image was the preparation for the dental cleaning of a cat…capturing the moment our vet injected the cat to induce sleep so he could perform a careful and thorough cleaning.  A classmate actually started to cry when she saw the photo. The negatives from this set of images have long been archived up in the attic and the hope remains of capturing an image with equal intensity.

The memory of my classmates’s comment is everlasting. On a lighter note, I brush my dog’s teeth every single day….our vet thinks this is great.

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