WW- By the Light of the Window

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My house is luminously-challenged.  The only north facing windows are in the back corner of the boys room, which has blue walls and is crowded with books shelves, rc trucks, toys, posters, etc. Our living room has several windows, but dark red walls and even with all the windows is pretty dark most days. There really isn't a room that is ideal for photography at any time of day. So, I have to be creative with finding the light. One sure fire way is to sit directly in front of a window. On cloudy days, a reflector can help. I love how simply turning your subject just a bit can create shadows and drama.

Of course, when shooting a toddler you can throw that out the window. They have very distinct ideas about what they will and will not do! Sitting still is generally not high on their to do list, and following your requests? Well, you are better off keeping your mouth shut and wishing really hard. Of course, if it happens to be a toddler that belongs to someone other than you, you may have slightly better luck...for at least a second or two anyway ;)







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Ruthie said...

Loving those curls!! <3

Joey said...

Beautiful pictures! Is that your daughter? She's gorgeous! Love the curls!
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Pieces of Sunshine said...

Each of these is truly amazing but your last is stunning. The cherub face, ringlets, far away look and the reflection in the window - brilliant!

Sarah Halstead said...

Gosh I love her curls. Gorgeous photos. I really need to take some window photos.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

You did such an amazing job working with the little bit of available light you had! Such lovely photos!

Katie@mummydaddyme said...

We also have a problem with light in our house- these photos are beautiful though.

Amy said...

Gosh she is just BEAUTIFUL! Her curls are ADORABLE! :D

Molly said...

Oh my goodness I want those curls. They are beautiful, as is she. Lovely images!

Mollyxxx

Tiffany said...

So sweet, love the curls close up:)

Tiffany

Laurie said...

What a beauty!!! I am enchanted with each and every shot!! I who has mostly stick straight hair looks on with such admiration;)

Tish said...

oh Melissa! what stunning photos of your baby girl!! she is so lovely and yes, I'm dying over her curls yet again!! love the B&W.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

These are gorgeous! I went from an abundance of sun & light filtering in to now being extremely challenged to find the light. It's a whole new learning experience.

Kim C. said...

Love all of these, but really loving the captured curl detail!

Kim C. said...

Love all of these, but really loving the captured curl detail!

katmervyn said...

Really beautiful Black and whites, beautiful girl.x
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Kathy said...

Oh gosh...that 'curl' shot is over the top fantastic! And I love all the light you've captured in your photos too. I need a cute subject like you have :)

Kimberly said...

These a beautiful! Love her curls! Great use of the light that you do have! We are challenged with light also. One of the things I just did was repaint my living room from dark rust-colored walls to a light beige. It helps a lot!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos! I'll try to remember to stop by on Friday and link up!

Tasnim said...

Gorgeous photos..

Kim Stevens said...

Hi Melissa, Oh I'm luminously-challenged in my house too. The only window I even have in my kitchen has a porte-chochere from the garage to the back door, and my only good north light is in my dining room, and that is a brick color. But you have captured the light beautifully with all the challenges....I know I say this a bunch, but she is so cute!!

Jarek said...

Lovely shots :-) Great!

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