Practice Makes Perfect for Photography

Practice makes perfect for photography - learning to use natural light.

Practice makes perfect for photography – learning to use natural light.

My dream to be a famous photographer means I’m committed to becoming better and learning. One of the things I’m trying to get better is natural light and creating portraits that capture emotion. I’m comfortable in the studio. I set up the light, know how to disarm people and can capture emotion. But natural light has a different set of challenges and lack of control. Since practice makes perfect for photography dreamers I’ve made a conscious effort photograph my son in natural light.

Practice makes perfect for photography - learning to use natural light.

The nutritional benefits of the food the chickens eat are apparent in their eggs.

In my new dream home on an organic farm, I’ve been getting lots of chances to photograph using natural light.
Every child should hug a chicken, says the farmers of this organic egg farm.

Every child should hug a chicken, says the farmers of this organic egg farm.

I’m also learning things about the growth of food that most people aren’t aware of. This Chipotle ad is timely.
Did you know that what chickens eat is imparted to you via their eggs? If a chicken eats tomato the lysine and nutritional benefits are transferred to when you eat the egg. Can you imagine what a caged and genetically modified grain fed chicken is imparting to you from their eggs?
Every child should hug a chicken, says the farmers of this organic egg farm.

Every child should hug a chicken, says the farmers of this organic egg farm.

Every child should hug a chicken. Nothing makes you more aware of the sacrifice animals make for us than realizing that they are another soul on this earth.
Waiting to hug the second chicken!

Waiting to hug the second chicken!

I’m quite happy with how these photos turned out. If I were to shoot again I would position the chair against a different background. But I had to act quickly and his joy is apparent.
Flutter of wings

Flutter of wings

Practice makes perfect photography dreamers! I’ve made a point of getting my camera out every day for almost a month now. And my snapshots may seem mundane to some, but they are treasures for my family. Get out and there shoot!
Joy!

Joy!

He was SO gentle.

He was SO gentle.

Guard dog!

Guard dog!

There are many of these majestic dogs protecting the flock. It's amazing to see.

There are many of these majestic dogs protecting the flock. It’s amazing to see.

Growing up too fast.

Growing up too fast.


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Iman is a photographer who, through her unique process of coaching and photography, can show a woman what other people see when they look at her. She is passionate about teaching other photographers how to live and be a professional and making change in the world. She dreams of changing the way women look at their bodies and how the world defines beauty. She also thinks being an instructor on CreativeLIVE would be incredible. Iman battles Lyme disease and shares her unique view of dreaming while fighting for her health. Her post day is Wednesday. info@imanwoods.com Iman Woods If you aren't sure how to comment on this story, click here.

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  • kellyswanson1

    These are so good! The girl who did my headshots is a natural light photographer. I never realized how much goes into moving outside when you take pictures. Your son is absolutely precious!

  • Oh I love these. You are so talented. I absolutely love the last one and he looks so delisiously happy!

  • Melissa Halsey Caudill

    Love the pictures! Especially the last one. Gorgeous!!

  • Ahhh – just want to squeeze his little cute self! Great shots girl – natural light and knowing how to work with it is the toughest for most photographers. Congrats on the camera play/practice!