Shadow

Blog

Puddles

puddles mother daughter running portrait

I’m self-taught in most areas of photography and photo processing but I’ve learned my portrait photography at what is considered to be the best school in the country, Aspire Photography Training in Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria.

Here, I’ve been trained by some of the top photographers in the UK, who have also been trained here and who also continue to undergo training. There is never a point where “you know it all.”

In September 2013, my training group had been photographing a mother and daughter in the grounds of Dalton Hall, with European Portrait Photographer of the Year, Tamara Peel. It had been raining earlier in the day and was wet underfoot.

We had finished our shoot and were all walking back up to Aspire’s premises in the stable block at Dalton Hall. I was talking to another member of the group when I heard a giggle. I looked up and spotted the mother and daugher, running together through the puddles on the lane up to the stable block. My background is sports photography and I’ve learned to never switch my cameras off until I’m ready to pack them away for the day. I swung a camera up and fired off three shots of the two of them in quick succession. And then the moment had gone.

Of the three photos, this was the best as the mother and daughter were mirroring each other and you can just see the reflection of their boots on the damp lane. I had thought about turning this photo into a black and white image, but realised that the limited colour palette worked well.

In many ways, it’s the most unusual portrait shot that I’ve ever taken but also one of the happiest. You can’t see the mother and daughter’s faces but the body language tells you everything.

Photograph taken 17th September 2013 with a Canon Eos 1Dx and a 70mm – 200mm lens set to 123mm. Exposure 1/160 second at f 5.6. ISO 800.

Posted in People, Portraits | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

4 Responses to Puddles

  1. removals says:

    Ahaa, its nice dialogue regarding this paragraph at this place at this weblog, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting at this place.|
    removals http://www.zonaagro.com.mx/?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=68480

  2. JacobWSevert says:

    Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.

    I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  3. RiaTVanlue says:

    My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be exactly I’m looking for.
    Would you offer guest writers to write content in your case?
    I wouldn’t mind publishing a post or elaborating
    on many of the subjects you write related to here. Again, awesome
    web log!

  4. 90Alisha says:

    Hi blogger !! I read your website everyday and i must say you have high quality content here.
    Your page deserves to go viral. You need initial boost only.
    How to go viral fast? Search for; forbesden’s tools

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *