Friday, April 30, 2010

photo of the day: inspiring me

Currently my head is spinning with last-minute details as we work to pull together this workshop, and these sit beside me, on my desk, and I love it.
::inspiring me::

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

photo of the day: perfect light

Someone asked on twitter the other day what one thing I would teach to young photographers if I could, and I responded without a second thought: look for good light. Which then brought the response: what exactly is good light. I was having a hard time defining it in 140 characters, and could only say: you know it when you see it. It's the light that smoothes skin, brightens eyes, rims hair, bathes everything in the golden glow that only actually exists in your memory.
It's the light you see here:

perfect light

It's here, and here, and here. You can find it when there's harsh light, you can find it when you're picking up trash. The key is knowing how to look. (Yes, that's what we're going to spend an hour doing on Saturday. At least.)

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Monday, April 26, 2010

at last! sneak peek for j&s

So when I first met with this couple, I knew J and I were going to be friends: she and I were both wearing primary-colored trench coats. It only got better from there!
The wedding for these two is going to be at an opera house, so for their engagement shoot they decided to take me back to where they got engaged: Alexandria, Virginia. I've posted a few of my favorite photos, and the full slideshow is at the bottom.

















the engagement of j&s from Laura Dye on Vimeo.


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