I was in awe as I photographed the Ver Steeg family in the Great all American Circus. Amazing skills and family bonding happening her.
Today we started with an embroidery project on photos printed on fabric. Then we went to San Francisco to the Sutra Baths. We focused on composition and lighting and we explored the interesting remains from the once high end baths.
Day one was documentary photography at Potrero Nuevo Farms. I taught the girls storytelling photography using wide, medium and tight shots. We talked about the importance of showing motion and emotion in order to engage the audience into the story. We loved spending the morning at the farm documenting the love and hard work of all those that help make the farm run. We ended the day watching the whales that have come into the Half Moon Bay and tons of pelicans that follow the whales.
I had so much fun photographing the Cooper family in our local town of Redlands. This little one has so much personality already at 6 months.
Today was extra exciting because the girls had their final photo critic to pick the photo that would be displayed and on sale at the Montara Cafe & Bakery. They decided to donate half of the sales to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve where we photographed yesterday. The gallery will be on display through 4th of July weekend and each photo is on sale for $30.
We had lunch at the cafe and then went to the beautiful Montara beach to photograph for our final project: photo snow globes.
Teaching people to see everyday beauty in the world around them is my life passion. It was an honor to teach these girls and see their amazing artwork they created.
We had a special treat today and got to photograph at Harley Farms Goat Dairy: harleyfarms.com. The girls got lots of love from the goats. We also got to see up close the making of the Harley Farms award winning cheese. In the beautiful barn we practiced portraiture and photo essence, photographing a person with a neutral expression to better see their true character. We ended with a picnic in their beautiful secret garden where we saw a butterfly come to it's first flight.
I'm excited to start our third Photo Camp in a few minutes.
Happiness is contagious. It was an honor to record this joy at the wedding of Evelyn and Dave.
Half Moon Bay, California
Today we spent time photographing at the beach exploring landscape photography and perspective photography. In the afternoon we photo crafted. We made lampshades, bags, pendents, and woodblock prints. The girls learned so much about photography and explore the light.