I am quite happy (super-thrilled and downright giddy, to be honest) to say that I had a hard time choosing only 11 favorites for the year. Doesn't seem it would be a huge task, considering the substantial volume of photos that I take on a monthly basis (over 2,000 in October alone), but, to be able to look at them with pride is a huge accomplishment for me as a photographer. It seems the better I get at recognizing a great photo, the less I like what I've taken in the past.
So, this was a rewarding and motivational exercise, just writing this first post.
Let me also say that most of my favs are so because they were a-ha moments for me. So, here they are:
|This one was big for me because of the catch lights in his eyes and the overall even and flattering light. I did the 45 degree angle with a picture window. Not to mention capturing the pup at an opportune moment.|
|Again, sis entrusting me with Homecoming Dance photos of this beautiful girl. I love the classic, Jacklyn Bouvier look she's wearing and I knew black and white was perfect for the moment where I caught her primping in the dining room mirror.|
|More technique making me happy. I read and read and tried and tried to get those lights to twinkle like that and finally on Christmas Eve (I think it was Christmas Day by then), I nailed it. Merry Christmas to me.|