Sunday, January 13, 2013

Now and Then

The off and on Cheerleader Santa's Place Much have changed with my photography since I started the blog in 2006. The biggest difference is the six hundred street portraits I have shot in the last few years. Today I am always looking for that next portrait, and I try to think more about the photos. Which lens to use, aperture, the best angle and so on. I took the portrait of Emilie with my 50mm lens last year. Before the portraits I shot many scenes like this one from November of 2007. It is a house at Skogs-Ekeby in Tungelsta. Although I always think about composition I did a lot of just aiming and shooting back then, that rarely happens today. Festival of the belly button.

17 comments:

Margaret said...

I think both photos are real prizewinners.

Filip and Kristel said...

Two very different, beautiful and perfect pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

Milandailyphoto said...

i think the important on taking pics is not only the lens,the aperture,the angle,but even the subject.Here's very simply to understand are two amazing subjects,Emilie,and the snow cottage,last but not least,the natural lights condition is even important for captures'final result.

Jack said...

Both are wonderful photographs, Steffe. I enjoy your portraits, but I also enjoy your landscapes.

Barbara Farr said...

Both are great shots.

Ann said...

Its not bad for an aim and shoot. I've always loved your portraits.

Bob Crowe said...

Your photography is growing and maturing. The house is nice but the portrait is a cut above, so much more personal and revealing.

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful portrait Steffe, i know what you mean about thinking more about the composition now.

Dianne said...

Your portrait is stunning Steffe .... it's the one area of photography that scares me ...... Perhaps that should be my next challenge.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I still find portraits too scary to take so I am sticking to bird portraits :-) Yours are superb.

Janet said...

I like them both!

Judy said...

Both of these pictures are beautiful. I am always envious of your talent.

Chrissy Brand said...

A very high quality then and now!

LOLfromPasa said...

It is interesting to read your thoughts on this subject. I agree with the others - both shots are excellent and you really do know how to get the best portraits!

Meghan said...

Both are wonderful. I still haven't worked up the nerve to take street portraits.

Buck said...

You just recently started street portraits? I'm in awe! I always - always loved your portraiture, and now I find you do gorgeous landscapes too! I would like some day to take one photo half as good as either of these beauties. Thanks for encouraging me to be better through your example.

Ineke said...

I love your portraits. You are a real inspiration for a lot of us around I think. From time to time I wonder if I shouldnt be doing something like that too, but I never seem to pluck up the courage.
I did love your houses too! I remember the tree that you showed us during several seasons.