This blog will mostly focus on photography and my thoughts behind photos. People ask what my thoughts are being the shots so this a good insight into my thought process.
My original plan was to head up to Mount Tamalpais for our shoot. But on our way over, I realized that the fog bank was high enough to cover the hills. I decided to shooting down on Baker beach would be the best place to get some golden hour light. We first stopped up on the Golden Gate overlook to take a few photos in Battery Godfrey.
For me, I try to shoot for the brightest spot. The shadows are easier to bring back, the highlights usually lose there color easier than the shadows. I also was able to add some foreground using the rail and the flowers we found.
We found a little spot on the side of the path to shoot before going down to beach. At this point I had to use the reflector. Even with he reflector, there were still harsh shadows.
Their glasses definitely added something special to this shoot. I love shooting people with glasses because they add a lot to portraits. Something to focus on, making the rest of the out of focus parts look more out of focus. They add a lot of symmetry to faces too. The reflection off of glasses also looks amazing if used correctly.
Final portrait of the day. I took a few that were vertical but having the dead space on the right added a lot to the photo. I was able to get a good transition from warm to cool tones with the extra space. The reflector brought back a lot of the shadows caused by the sun and being backlit.
Bridge panorama taken on our walk back up to the car