On your mark… Get set…

Go!2015-5k-poster)This is this year’s sponsor poster for the Chalfont Challenge (poster layout courtesy of the borough), and the final race in the Bucks 5K Series.  This was my fourth year (5th if you count the time a actually ran jogged it) that I have been a part of this event.  So what’s so different this year from previous… me.  I’ve learned a few new skills since I started shooting this race and even more paramount, to me, is the comfort level I have reached interacting with and photographing people.  For the first time, I think it’s about 50/50… oh okay, maybe 60/40, candid shots (I do love catching the runner in mid air) and those shots where I’m actually engaged in and engaging the subject… from sponsors, to volunteers, to families, and to think all I had to do was ask… “can I take you picture?”

If you would like to see more photos from this event, you can check them out on my website here http://www.studiomdigitalart.com/p114600569

Til next time,
Maria

 

 

 

Models Wanted

Apparently portraits are one of the two major parts of the assignments left for the remainder of the semester.  This is definitely a weak link in my photography.  I have never been assertive as a candid photographer.  In addition, I am using a 50 mm prime lens, manual focus, and no flash.  But I am up for the challenge!  I have a few events coming up where I am sure I can find an interesting crowd.  I’m also going to need to get more posed portraits.  The family has already voiced their objections to being my models.  The challenge here will be finding models that are available when there is  natural light is available.  This is becoming more of an exercise in assertiveness than anything else.