Posted By: Kerri
Some of my recent work - 07/07/11 02:11 AM
Hello, I joined this forum quite a while ago but I don't think I've posted since then . For the past oh...maybe 18 months or so I have been teaching myself the art of child and pet portraiture. Last year I gave free sessions to anyone who would let me photograph them or their pets (lots of people signed up when I was free lol!), so I could learn, and several months ago I started my photography business.
I've had a really slow start - very difficult for me to attempt to run a (part-time) business and raise four children. I'm not even sure this is something I'll continue to attempt to do because I don't think my heart is in the business side of it. However, yesterday I booked my first "stranger" pet session and I'm so excited! Usually it's a friend or a friend of a friend or a relative of a friend that hires me lol, but this person picked up one of my cards at our local pet "spa".
Anyway, here is some of my recent work - I think it's all from this year. The boxers are mine - so much easier to photograph than my children! I always appreciate constructive criticism so feel free to offer it .
These were uploaded from Flickr which must sharpen everything? Does anyone know if that's true? Many of these were already sharpened for FB before I loaded them to flickr so they may appear too sharp and a little crunchy.
ISO on this one was 1000. Really high for my humble 50D but I was losing light fast. It's a little grainy because of it.
I think my ISO was 1250 here and in the previous photo so again, the grain .
I only use natural light or maybe I should say available light since I will use my speedlight at times.
Not my usual clean editing but it's my girl Freya, so I love it.
I have more from free sessions last year but I've probably posted way too many already .