Monday, September 12, 2011


I drove into the small town of Whaleyvilled for an afternoon of portraits and features . . . two goals difficult to accomplish in the rain. I thought of a recent conversation with Rachel Mummey about knowing when the light is good and using it to your advantage. Shooting outside at those golden hours and then shooting inside where windows and shade and reflections and all kinds of other modifiers will occur naturally and make shooting a response to light, instead of a struggle against it. The light was never going to be good that day, but the rain was what I had so the rain is what I used. I think knowing and using cliches is okay sometimes (raindrops/windshield/school bus anyone?) if it lets you stay longer and play with a situation you can't change.

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