Sunday, October 19, 2014

Photography: Ethan [14 years]

     This Fall has been my best season yet for photography! So many people have generously asked me to take their photos, and the bright colors are at their peak right now in the Midwest.
     Ever since I got into photography, I have been my family's main photographer.  These pictures are late in coming, as my brother turned 14 this winter, but he definitely wanted his picture taken in his soccer uniform, so we waited until now.  It took a fair amount of coaxing to get him to simply smile naturally, but the promised McDonald's sundae was reward enough.  Since he wasn't too thrilled about this whole photo-shoot thing, we stayed close to home so as to get done quickly.

Some things I need to grow in/learn as a photographer:
1. How to pose naturally (esp. for guys)
2. Having a repertoire of locations on public property

3. Buy a fancy photo editing software (for now my favorite on the computer is iPiccy and on my iphone, VSCO cam.)
4. Know my camera inside-and-out (manual settings, types of lenses, etc.)

Sometimes all it takes is another perspective, another angle, another detail to see the art.

Natural smiles and laughter are my favorite.

Black & White or Color? It's always a struggle.

Up in a tree.

Life. Is full of adventure.

On another day (Yes, he let me take that many pictures....barely!) We had some fun experimenting at a nearby tunnel.  It turned out the lighting was horrible for taking portraits, but awesome for silhouettes!

Thanks for being a good sport Ethan!  Happy 14th.


  1. Great pictures and great information.
    Ethan looks great.

  2. .Great job, Kellyn! It's so nice to have my daughter take all these wonderful family pics for us!

  3. Wonderful pictures of your "baby" brother! You have a gift Kellyn. Keep going. Hope to get one of these pics. :)

  4. Thanks everyone! It's definitely something I love to do, one of several scattered passions. :)