Thursday, January 24, 2013

Prima Luce Explained

A lot of people may not know why I call my business "Prima Luce Photography."  It means first light, or daybreak.  When I first started taking pictures on my little Canon point and shoot camera i would get frustrated that the camera always made images dark and never captured the sunlight as the human eye sees it.  Cameras are built to automatically expose everything correctly, or as best it can, so if an area is bright, it will darken it.  The problem with this is that it's not real...we don't walk onto a sun porch, or walk through a field at sundown and see darkness.  We see LIGHT.  I love it when the sun streams through my windows and creates beams of light full of warmth.  THAT is what I want my images to portray, and create...the feeling of being wrapped up in sunlight.  While not EVERY situation and image calls for that, at least once during every photo shoot I try to attain that feeling.  Here are some of my favorites from the past two years that I've been doing photography to show you what I'm talking about.
They say every photographer has to find their style.  It's an art and if we all painted just like Monet then it would be pretty darn boring.



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