Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I heart faces : Angles

As the kids have grown older, I find that they are less and less willing to ham it up for the camera.
Fortunately, Quincy was willing to ignore me as I took about a thousand shots of her while she was sketching the Spring blooms on the tree in our backyard.

I do love to take photos, but I know that my portraits need more work.
That is why I love "I heart faces."
With it's focus on faces, I am forced to work harder and to get better at taking portraits
and getting better is always good!


14 comments:

WackyMummy said...

I love the soft focus of this one. =)

Fiona said...

I love the serious look on her face - beautiful.

Kelly G. said...

The softness of this angle is really intriguing. You can almost sense the concentration behind her eyes..... like you are a fly on the wall. LOVE this shot!

StrivingForSimplicity said...

Love this shot! My little one wears glasses also & I find it so hard to get a great shot of her with her glasses on. So many times there is some kind of glare. Guess I just have to keep trying those different angles :) Beautiful...

Sacha Blackburne Photography Blog said...

Lovely intimate shot and the angle makes it seem like you are getting underneath her skin and going behind the protection of her glasses - nice thoughtful shot.

Jientje said...

Aaaah but you did great!

Leslie said...

she is so pretty...i love that girl.

Laura said...

Great angle! I love the lighting and the b&w!

Megan said...

you should post pictures of the sketches!

Megan

alita said...

You do an incredible job at getting face shots. I'm not very good when it comes to getting in close. They always look wrong to me. Your focus and angle is sharp. Great shot chica!

Grammie/Mom said...

I love this picture of her. Make me a copy. I want it and I want it NOW!!!

T.J. said...

I was going to say the same thing as Wacky Mummy: love the blurry clarity of it.

Seriously gorgeous shot.

LDH said...

Colleen, this is an award winning photo! I love everything about it! I don't know what you used for this pic, but if you are getting a big girl camera I can only imagine what awesome things you will do with it!

Looks to me like you can give photography lessons ~ no kidding!

Gel said...

Wow I <3 the composition here, the mood, and the simple coloration. VERY nice shot.