Saturday, April 14, 2012
30 Day Photography Challenge: Day 14 | Eyes
One thing I am needing to learn to do more is focusing on the eyes. I have been working on making sure to work on that more lately, and once this challenge came up I knew I needed it. Focusing on the eyes draws the viewers attention it. It sharpens the photo and adds that dramatic oomph that every shot needs. While I know I have been doing better on this, there is always room for improvement!
Today my family joined some close friends and headed out to enjoy the local Tulip Festival. I have never been to one, and was very excited to see the colors. It was gorgeous! (I took so many photos... I will make a post just for those soon!)
My boys ran off, more interested in the toys and going crazy than enjoying the flowers. So, amidst the macro and landscape crazed shooting, I "forced" my friend Heidi to let me use her as my challenge guinea pig.
I actually took some cute shots of her little girl as well. What a doll, with gorgeous blue eyes. As much as I do love the ones I got of her, I decided to go with this one of Heidi. How could I not? It emphasizes her gorgeous eyes. Which are not only reflecting me, but also reflecting the colors of the tulips behind me. Lovely.
Eyes can say so much about a person. They should always be showcased. Praised. And adoringly stared into. It is no lie that eyes are windows to the soul.
And I can tell you this: Heidi has a gorgeous soul.
Thank you Heidi for letting me photograph you!
Here is a black and white copy of the same photo above. I love it, and almost chose it as my main one for the day. There is one more photo as well, just because she is beautiful.