In most of my sessions, I’m always trying to stop the action of my subjects rather than show the movement. I would say the majority of my clients prefer to see sharp images of themselves and of their children. Sometimes the imagery, for me, feels a little bit static. So when I had the opportunity to photograph the Keeneland Races in Kentucky a few months ago, I decided to do something a little bit different and create some images with movement in them by slowing down my shutter speed to create the feeling of moving along with the subject. This creates a very soft image, but it still has enough detail that you can see what is happening. I found that it takes a lot of practice to get it right, or at least get close enough to create the illusion of movement. Recently, I have started to look for opportunities to do this in my work. As a professional photographer, I want to raise the bar for myself and be able to show my range of abilities by creating different effects in my work. Capturing the moment is still the most important aspect of my storytelling imagery, but how I do that is what I’m trying to change.
Working with people in general is such an honor for me. As a portrait artist, I photograph people of all ages. I can’t honestly say I have a favorite age group, although I do love photographing young adults and helping them to see their beauty as I do.
The ages of these young people included in this article vary from 11-19 years old. They are from different families and all share the same optimism that comes with being so young.
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I love to photograph horses. I think they are some of the most beautiful animals in the world. I enjoy the graceful way they move and the effortless connection they have with their owners–the relationship is just so special. So when the opportunity presented itself to photograph a young woman with one of her horses while I was in Kentucky during the Keeneland Horse Races, I jumped at the chance. The following images are from that session.
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Sigma is proud to sponsor the Creative Design tour with award-winning photographer Judy Host. With stops in 28 cities, Creative Design is criss-crossing the country teaching in Judy’s distinctive style. Attendees will learn lots in the 5 hour sessions from this award-winning photographer who has shot A-list celebrities, and been featured in numerous magazines.