Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Faces with Sere

I went out yesterday to help a friend of mine's daughter who is interested in photography do a senior portrait. These two girls were hilarious and a lot of fun to work with. Both are just beautiful young women and I was really glad to be able to help her out. We went out into the woods by her house and took some fun pictures with trees and a stream, logs and rocks. Oh and her adorable little dog. Then as we were heading back in, trying to beat the rain, we passed by the horses. I thought that taking a picture with the horses would be fun so we stopped and took a few more with them. I had a hard time deciding between the picture that I posted and this picture, but I love horses so that one won out.

Nikon D90
Nifty Fifty 50mm Fixed Portrait Lens
Aperture F-2.8
Shutter 1/1000
Aperture Priority
Natural Lighting but I did add a gold reflector to give it more warmth

She is taking a digital photography class, but I think that they are doing a disservice to the kids because they aren't talking about the basics of photography. They seem to be concentrating mostly on how to manipulate a photo with software which is fine but these students need to learn the basics of aperture, shutter speed, ISO and how they all interact with each other. Which is why she wanted me to come and help her out. I was more then happy to do it.

Big thanks to all of you who made guesses on Wordless Wednesday this week. It was a real stumper this time but a great picture. Check it out here! Kevin is our lucky winner and next weeks guest photographer. Kevin, please email if you haven't already and let us know what day works for you. We look forward to seeing what you will come up with.

Jay'me you are up. Have fun!


  1. Beautiful! I love pretty horses!

  2. Sere, great job getting the subjects eyes on the same focal plane. No small feat when working with live animals. Although, horses are certainly easier than dogs or cats (as you know).

    Sad that they aren't teaching real photography. It's a real art form.