Everyday Little Moments » Oliver, BC Family and Children's Photographer.

Me and My Little Loves Silhouettes

I’ve envisioned the above pic for some time now.  It didn’t turn out exactly how I had in mind, but it’s pretty close, especially considering that this was a self portrait taken with the tripod and remote.  I had no clue what the photos were looking like until we were done. I tried to check a couple of times but each time I would walk away the kids would run off or start rolling down the little hill…madness!  I love the positioning of the starburst on the pics…”heart singing!”  So thankful to capture some beautiful moments with my children!  Not only do I love capturing beauty in the everyday moments, but I love creating it as well.  I’m always amazed how happy my creative soul is after taking the 25 minutes to go out and intentionally take some photos.  The more I do it, the more I realize that I need to embrace life and make it happen more often.

For you photo loving peeps: Silhouettes are best taken on a hill so that you can point the camera upwards toward the open sky.  These were actually taken at the back of a high school field along the track (there was just a small slope where I positioned the camera).  Close down your aperture (most of these pics were taken at about f/22).  A closed down aperture (high number) also creates the starburst effect when the sun is shining in the direction of your lens.  I took these photos between 6:30-6:45pm.  Sarah (my oldest) totally loved this experience and can now tell you what a silhouette is.

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