For me, photography is a constant learning process. I don't care how much I know or think I know, there is always more to be learned. So I decided to take my camera along with me to swimming lessons today. I knew the light would be extremely bright causing harsh highlights and shadows. But I wanted the challenge of it. The first picture is a result of that experiment.
The second picture is Milo patiently posing for me while I adjusted my studio lighting in preparation for a few upcoming photo shoots. He's such a good sport and willingly hops up and back down again when I ask him to. I wonder what my clients would think if they knew I used Milo as my model to prepare for their photo shoots? Especially since I'm preparing for a maternity photo shoot!
A quick note. I've noticed that when I upload pictures to this blog, since I reduce the quality of the photo to make it a faster upload, there are definitely aspects of the photo that are lost in translation. For example the first picture is sharper and has brighter colors when I view the original on my computer. If you click on the picture to view it at a larger size, it seems to look a lot better. So I suggest doing that for best viewing the details.