This is another one with a very country aesthetic and it has a really patriotic feel to it as well. I promise to never lie to you - I respect you too much. And since I already said country isn't my thing, I can't back peddle. So here's the bottom line: I probably would never buy this line on my own. However, that said, it was pretty fun to take a little vacation while playing with this line. I think because we have such strong images of Americana and country porches and patriotic buntings and picnics and fourth of July celebrations - that all made it a very easy line to scrap with. And it's funny that I would frame it that way and then show you a layout that uses pictures that has nothing to do with any of those things and was taken in January:
But do you see what I mean about the patriotic bunting? Okay, maybe it's a stretch, but it was the launching-off point for this layout.
I think that sometimes it's really hard to separate layouts from pictures. I really like this layout, but I don't know if it's because I like the colors, the flow, the title treatment or because I'm so in love with these photos of Molly and Reba.
Here's a tiny tip for portrait photography:
The key to a good portrait is a relaxed subject. It's your job as the person behind the camera to help them relax. Think about what makes you tense when someone is taking your picture...and solve those problems for your subject. Don't just hide behind the lens - talk to them. Make a crack if you can, and if you have to adjust your camera tell them you need a minute. Most people don't mind waiting, but they don't want to hold that "picture pose" longer than they need to. And here's what I started this to say: Most people don't know what to do with their hands and feel self conscious about them...you know...just hanging there all dead fish-like. ;) Even if their hands aren't going to be in the shot, giving them something to hold - even just a glass or a bottle of water - solves a problem and helps them relax. The whole upper body becomes more natural once the hands have a purpose.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Oh! And if you're regular in these parts, I'm happy to report that I got a 91% on my calc final and an 84% on my modern geometry final, and A's in both classes. w00t!! And now I get to relax (sort of) until the summer session starts on May 21st.