May 23, 2011

Lifestyle Class - Week 1 Homework

I just started taking an online photography class called "Lifestyle: Telling the Story," taught by Brooke Snow, an incredible lifestyle photographer in our area.

For this week's assignment, we were supposed to focus on our "Character's" details.  Savannah's 12th birthday is today (Happy Birthday to my sweet baby!), and we had her party this weekend, so I thought that it/she would be the ideal subject matter.  Her favorite colors of the moment are hot pink and lime green (do NOT make the mistake of calling it neon!), and she is fully your typical "tween" with a love of the two Taylors (Lautner and Swift), and her walls are wallpapered with a ridiculous number of posters of the two...

(The cake got squished on the drive home from the store... :(  )


Catching pictures that caught her in conflict were tough:  due to my habit of using her as my practice model one-too-many times, she spins her head any time she sees me with the camera.  Accordingly, I have all to many shots that look like this: 


However, I did manage to sneak a few that I like, especially with her friends around.  Turns out that when you get a group of 11-12 year old girls together, there's nothing more that they like than to pose for that next Facebook profile pic!







8 comments:

Jamie Page said...

I absolutely love the last picture! I am glad you went with less is more too. I think it gives it an even stronger message.

Jody Savage said...

I agree with Jamie - LOVE that last picture!!!

Nicole Norris said...

Great detail shots!! I love the close ups of the silverware and the cake. I too love the last picture as well.

Jenn said...

Loving the last image! ( And totally love that the cake got smushed on the way home. That is so something that would happen to me!)

Kate Ware said...

Gotta chime in with -- LOVE the last photo!! Love also the ones of the cake and silverware, as well as her posters. Tells me a lot about your daughter (happy belated bday, by the way!). TFS!

KGarner said...

Call me copy Kat, I too adore the creativity and composition of the last image! However I also enjoy seeing the girls being silly, smiling, laughing and the yummy cake!

Lisa said...

The last image is my favorite too! I think that image is begging to have the color popped!

The Wanna Be Photographer said...

I really like the last two and the one of the pink table and the color of the objects on it. Nice job.