Friday, March 14, 2008

Baby Portrait Session

This session was a lot of fun--we took a moment to find the light that would best portray Siena, then ended up doing the whole shoot with strictly available light coming through the sliding glass doors off their kitchen. Shooting available light is a favorite of many photographers in the photojournalstic style, where they don't have to take out any lights to intrude upon the natural scene. But I once heard another photographer describe available light in the following way. When asked if he lit a scene with 'available' light, he explained that the two studio lights he used were truly 'available' light, as "No one else was using it, so it was available to me!"