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Night Light Session

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

My most recent photo session was with Emmaline, an Australian singer and model. When I conceived the idea of a nighttime shoot in front of a street-full of Christmas lights, I wanted to collaborate with the right model. I always try to match each person I photograph with a specific idea for their shoot.

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

Emmaline was up for the idea and we talked a bit about wardrobe. After arriving on time, which photographers always appreciate, she rocked this beautiful, white empire-waist dress. I love how the white gives a natural high contrast to the darkness of the night.

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

I knew the cascade of blue lights in the backdrop would photograph well with her eyes, but the bubblegum-pink lip gloss was a bonus, and added just the right small splash of opposite color to the shots.

Although it was chilly, Emmaline didn’t complain, but kept her good nature. I had a great time working with her. She had just the right balance being laid-back and professional. I look forward to next time.


 

All photographs copyright Notes Of Light~Photography, 2015

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Beach Portraits

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
I frequently get to go to the lovely Georgia locale called St. Simon’s Island, and the last time there had another opportunity to shoot portraits on the beach. With water, sand, breezes, and lots of natural light–seaside is one of my favorite places for photography. I love to see how those elements come together in the still image.

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

Trust me, take a trip to the beach, find some time to take photos, and look for all the wonderful ingredients that can make an interesting photo. You don’t have to be a professional to experiment and have fun.

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

As one of Georgia’s Golden Isles, St. Simon’s is the most inhabited, but each of the other islands offers its own brand of charm for photographers and vacationers. There are many more pictures to be made, and many more to be made at beautiful St. Simon’s, so I’ll be back there soon.

Carolina Photo Shoot

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

Getting to shoot a portrait session out of state was a wonderful opportunity; there were new landscapes, people to meet, and many beautiful sights. This time it was a photo shoot with an amazing young lady.

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

Choosing an accessory or two for the model to sport can really make a simple outfit particularly eye-catching. Here I had her wear a scarf and an antique hat over a plain tank top. While she would look pretty either way, the accessories push the photo to another level of interesting.

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

The same can be said for going barefoot. This change in wardrobe makes the pose, in the shot above, more organic. Now shoeless, she appears to be perching by the creek–a more compelling pose, in this instance, than simply squatting. I’ve learned over time that sometimes small adjustments can mean big improvements in portrait photography.

Bill & Emily’s Engagement Portrait Session

Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

Two friends of mine just recently got engaged, so you can imagine how honored I felt when they asked me to shoot their official engagement portraits. It’s very exciting to get to take part in something that beautiful and special.

Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

We scheduled an afternoon at a farm outside of Atlanta for the photo shoot and hoped for great weather. When I got there that day, they had already prepared one of the amazing locations there for a particular shot. Because they’re both musicians and because music is such a huge part of their lives, we wanted some of the photographs to really show their mutual love for it. As you’ll see, guitars and drums were incorporated into several of their portraits.

Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

It was a great, productive time. I had a blast working with them both–besides individually they also make a great couple. I want to thank them both again for letting me take part in that day. For the readers, I want to leave you all with this last photo of Bill & Emily: I think its a powerful portrait of the two heading into the future to begin their lives together.

Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

Ready For Springtime (Portraits From Almost A Year Ago)

Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Here in Atlanta we have been in the midst of a dreary bit of Winter weather and there are little signs that it will let up soon. In an optimistic attempt to push the current snow, sleet, and rain from reality into memory, I’ve looked through portrait sessions from this past Spring and selected a few unpublished (until now!) photos to share with you all.
Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
I’m glad these photos can get some airtime now; although not chosen at the time, I love the way these turned out. And they have me hoping for a quick change in the weather.
Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

I’m reminded of warmer weather when beautiful flowers are emerging and the days begin lasting longer.

Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Hopefully, no matter where you live and what season you are experiencing, these pictures will brighten you readers’ worlds, as well! And as always, thanks for visiting Notes Of Light ~ Photography
Carl

Senior Portrait

Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

Another fun photo shoot, this one with a nice young man posing for his casual senior portraits.

Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
A memorable photograph is one that captures the personality of the subject, and I like the one above, particularly, because it has a genuine quality.

Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Location, even when it is a secondary subject, is important and says much. We chose an urban environment for his shoot, to convey progress, potential, and an exciting future.

Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
It’s nice to be a part of people’s memorable moments. A little planning, a little spontaneity, and preparation helps to capture those great images they will keep a lifetime.</div.

Urban Decay

Urban decay photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Urban decay photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

I’ve been interested in this relatively new field of photography called urban decay. There are many great photographers who seek out abandoned spaces and who specialize in capturing the latter moments of a building’s life before its complete demise. And the better photographs can only be described as “hauntingly beautiful,” a term best suited to this genre.

On recent trip to Tennessee, I found a great spot at an old factory to practice taking a few pictures in this style. As much as any other type of photography good light is essential, but also trying to capture and highlight the decay in an effective way, to evoke aspects such as waste, former glory, loneliness,  imagination, and beauty in an overlooked landscape, is equally important.

Here’s a few of my tries–click on a picture to see it full size–I would love to hear what people think.