Year Two (96) – Fun at the Park

A bright sunny day and a trip to the park to capture some memories of a family having fun, it was a great day – lots of challenges, freezing the moment, capturing the dynamic range of the shots, capturing fun – focusing on my subjects and trying to exclude the other people there… and looking at how I can capture a unique view of the occasion.

Hanging Around

Shooting from a low angle nd getting in close to the subject is a great way to create an image that pops, and it also gives you a different sense of scale … how high is he?

Down the Slide

Coming Down the Slide, zooming in on the action, careful exposures as the slide in enclosed and focusing on the fun… and at the same time making sure that I am not in her way as the little girls goal is to get to the end, to play and experience rather than be photographed!

Through the Slide

A totally different view of the same location… I was coming down the slide – you can see how enclosed it was, and they took a photo of me …  the slide forms a natural frame and add’s to the story … to get the best photos you need to move, to get into the right location and to join in the fun to a certain extent!

Looking Down

Same slide, different angle again, and you really can see how hard it was to expose for the area inside the slide, and how the angle that you take a photo can really make a difference …. here it looks incredibly steep – and they say the camera never lies!

Moors Valley Photoshoot

More fun… using the slide to frame the shot… mum’s reassuring arm is in the picture and her extended relations are looking on… sharing the moment – what a great place to play.

Stepping Back to see the whole play structure

But does it look as exciting as you step back… I don’t think so… it is still a great place to play.. and you can see the challenge that the lighting offers but the story of toda’s photoshoot is in the details, the faces and the fun.