perspectives

September 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Happy September! The kiddo's are back in school, the Bronco's have started playing (and they won!) and I'm thinking about a trip to the mountains to capture some "fall colors" while they last. The opportunities to get some fantastic images - oh so fabulous, and although they don't last long - the fall colors in Colorado really do make for some great photography.

I took a moment this morning to reflect back on the fun experiences I've had shooting weddings over the years. What came to me was the idea of perspective. I came across this image from a wedding I made, using the fisheye lens a few days ago and I have to share it with you all. The fisheye is a great way to shift perspective just a little. Here we are at Arrowhead Golf Course, with a deep blue sky, wispy white clouds and a gentle breeze.

This perspective shift happens in a dramatic - and subtle way. Taking something that seems rather "normal" and turning it just so that it makes one appreciate the moment just a bit more, see life just a bit differently and shift expectations just a bit this way or that. 

One thing I know about this image is how it, subtly represents my style as a photographer. One of the words I've been so drawn to use when I describe my work is "flair." A certain flair, a certain shift in understanding, a certain way of viewing the world that makes me think differently about everything I think I know  and understand. My work is, at the core, about capturing moments and people in them - but it is also about showing what those moments may mean if looked at just a bit off-center. As a "thinker" - I really appreciate the opportunity to examine life from a different perspective. So if it is a fisheye lens or changing my position or looking for that bit of flair, photography is a great way to expand understanding of the world around us.


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