Monday, August 22, 2011

and the next theme is...FACES

Faces are just about my favourite thing to photograph. For me, capturing the essence of someone's personality in one picture is the greatest photographic challenge. I find I take better pictures of people I know than people I don't. When I meet people to take their portrait, I like to talk to them for a while to get to know them. I don't just want to know what angle to photograph them from, I want to know what they are really like, so I can be sure that my photograph is an accurate representation of their personality.

water fight

But perhaps you prefer photographing strangers:

life at the fish market, hoi an, V
life at the fish market, hoi an by cynthia brown images

Or maybe you will try to capture a moment in time with your child. Something you can look back on in the future, when they have grown up:

... and she came diving into the world
...and she came diving into the world by staci lee

Or you could always try a profile:

enigmacolor by viewminder

And what about our furry friends? Have you ever tried to get the essence of your pet's personality in one shot? This cat looks like quite a character:

32 | 52
32|52 by iluv2bauntie

I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

kirstin of fleeting moments.


urban muser said...

kirstin, great post! i love all these different faces. i can't wait to see what we get in the flickr pool!

Ashley Sisk said...

LOVE these - this is going to be a great theme.

Christian said...

Really great post. These photos are beautiful! I'm in love with that sweet boy in the first shot.

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

love all those shots! can't wait to see what everyone comes up with : )

Jessie said...

Fun! It is mostly what I shoot. Kids, dogs, unwilling husband. I can't wait to see everyone's shots!

Elena said...

Right now, faces are my favorite to photograph too! Love your sample shots! I love capturing my one year old's lashes and profile!

Gilly said...

Some great shots here. This one's going to be a challenge for me as I rarely shoot faces.

Kat Sloma said...

Oh, this one will be good! Perfect shots to introduce the new theme Kirstin.

Chelsea said...

Oh exciting!!

SuperDewa said...

Great theme. The name of the flickr pool still says negative space, btw.

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