The Catcher in the Reed

Beach vistas are really picturesque, especially at dawns and sunsets, however landscape photography is something I hardly do any more. I still like to incorporate it in my portraiture though. Therefore while enjoying my holidays in Poland I could not resist those beautiful moments of setting the sun and asked M. to pose for me. The evening was nice and warm, adding to climate of our undertaking. The downside of the story were countless mosquitoes who were disturbing my model to stand still and myself from holding my camera without shaking those monsters off! Thus a small tip for you if you go to the seashore – take an anti-mosquito repellent and a cream to ease your itching afterwards, as surely you won’t avoid them all!

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Fifty is sexy!

I always had a feeling that middle age women are unappreciated. Advertisements for this target group focuses mainly on round-the-house products, treating them as a collective noun of a “family”, or points out their wrinkles and bellies, and photographers omit them altogether, focusing only on young girls, whom they still Photoshop despite their nice figures. However women 40+ are the ones who are willing to spend the most on themselves, as they have the sources and the kids are already bit grown. Also, they pay more attention to what they wear, as cheap tops don’t satisfy their sublime tastes, and can afford expensive spas to help them feel better. And only if we paid more attention to them we would notice that fifty is sexy! The experience makes them confident and realise their value. So help me to spread the word, that mature women are beautiful, and praise them!

 

Dance show

Photographing movement is not an easy job. Freezing action is not always what you are looking for. However desired feeling of moves might result in blurred images. At the same time you have to follow the subject and frame it to your likings. Plus if you shoot in-doors difficult lighting situation is an additional challenge.

I found photographing dance most challenging, although so rewarding! Especially if dancers themselves are happy with the result and tell me that I captured their emotions, most difficult moves, or the subtle ones they were working on hard. Therefore I would like to share with you some of the work I have done in May, but never had enough time to post before. Click on the images for better resolution. Thank you for waiting so long!