Another fun photo shoot, this one with a nice young man posing for his casual senior portraits.
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.
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.
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.
Atlanta gets a good snow about once every three years and this year we’ve already had two. Because its usually such a rarity, everything from work to school gets cancelled, and with that extra free time I get to experiment more with photography.
Everything is different when shooting in snow: lighting, colors, reflection, handling the camera, shivering — you get the idea. But for me it is a opportunity that doesn’t come around too often, so I enjoy it a lot.
I grabbed a pear to add some color to a few shots, setting it in different places, and I liked the contrast between the white snow and mottled skin. For the photo in front of the barn I used a flash to reflect off the falling snowflakes, highlighting them and making them more noticeable. Thanks for visiting, time to go sledding…
Pear in the snow. Photography by Notes Of Light Photography, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Snowflakes dancing in front of barn
Ice in a Nandina
Pear and birdbath
I recently had the chance to work with an amazing young adult named Lindsay Rutledge. It turned out to be a really fun shoot, of which I was not in the least surprised. I’ve known her for several years and have always been impressed by her.
Lindsay has a great voice and is one of the main vocalists with a popular praise band, House Of The Rock, in Atlanta. She has achieved much with her voice, even singing to a packed Super Dome in New Orleans. Aside from her vocal talents, Lindsay has a beautiful soul which I hope I was able to show even a little of in this photo set. It was hard to narrow her pictures down to just a few–she looked great in all of them–so I ended up choosing my personal favorites.
Photo portrait of Lindsay by Notes Of Light Photography
Photography of Lindsay by Notes Of Light, Gwinnett
Photo of Lindsay taken by Notes Of Light Photography
Beautiful portrait by Notes of Light Photography, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Portrait of Lindsay Rutledge by Notes Of Light Photography, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Hello everyone, thanks for joining me as I make my way back into photography after a long absence. Aside from the occasional snapshot on affordable cameras, it’s been years since I’ve endeavored to take a soul-satisfying photograph.
When I was younger, my goal was to ultimately be a photographer with National Geographic (lofty, huh?) so I took classes, practiced with an old but nice camera, and learned darkroom arts. But along the way I was also discovering music, and that soon became an all-consuming lifestyle. I suppose its appropriate that I have both disciplines in me as one parent is a visual artist and the other a musician and writer. As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
After having received a degree in music, my career as a guitarist and bass player stayed the course. Over the years I have had the pleasure of performing in several rock bands and teaching over 13,000 lessons, but it wasn’t until a couple of life-clarifying moments during the last few months that I realized I missed the art of photography. Really, really missed. Now armed with a decent camera, the techniques, inspirations, and joy that I once knew of working at this craft are slowly emerging.
So begins my journey back as I rediscover that passion.
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1830’s Methodist Hymnal, photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Old family Bible and antique carpenter’s plane, photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnet