Happy Tuesday! This happens to be the best Tuesday as it is my birthday
For today I wanted to talk a little bit about light. Light is a little hard to come by these days. It’s too cold most of the time to take a little one outside for any length of time unless every inch of their face is covered up. The good news about the cold though is that usually means the sky is clear and the sun in shining.
One other probably we run into around here is the lack of window light. Houses have small windows, efficiently placed and therefore without much light. Find one or two windows. Use this as a Vitamin D therapy/picture moment. In the case of the photos below it was the corner of an older home with the windows on either side of the corner of the house. Let the child sit or play near the window. The entire face doesn’t have to be eliminated to get the feel for the child’s personality. If the child gets a little funny being asked to play in a certain place distract their attention to something outside the window. Chances are they are looking that way anyways.
Have a sunshiny day!
For this last photo this big brother was a little far away from the window to get quite enough light. I used a small speedlight flash and pointed it directly at the window making the window “appear” bigger.