@kilpat Takeover Day 3: I'm a sucker for minimal color tones and composition. This was taken in San Antonio, Texas during a traditional charreada, events known for their high-speed horsemanship and tribute to Spanish culture. There are rarely still moments. I was on the arena floor and had this rider lined up for the perfect picture. I snapped it and could visualize the end result right then and there. When my scans came in from PhotoVision, they surpassed the mental image I had prior to seeing the real image!
@kilpat Takeover Day 3: Tablescapes are something I love to capture, because there are so many detailed elements that make each setting uniquely captivating. The challenge is to successfully pull together each of these elements into one composition, which at times can feel overwhelming. Something that has helped me achieve these shots, is to first look at the eye flow of your frame. Pick out the detail you want to emphasize. I love to use sweeping greenery or florals to achieve a whimsical feel! And I love a still shot that demonstrates movement and a clear direction for your eye to follow. These Fall colors also help pull my eye right in! 🙂
@kilpat Takeover Day 3: Wherever you are, take a picture that can tell a story. Naturally, that story will vary with each artist—which is what draws us in. Here, I wanted to tell the story of this bride and really capsize on the importance of this location and what it means to her. She chose to get married on her family ranch in South Texas, so I wanted to incorporate the lush greens of the environment and let the ranch tones completely frame the bridesmaids. We were crammed for time and portraits were scheduled at 1:00 p.m., which meant lighting conditions were not ideal. I found a gorgeous shady area that was accessible to all the bridesmaids and had my assistant hold a light reflector to block out some of the harsh sunlight. The background colors worked in complete unison with the floral arrangements, which helped tie all the elements together so nicely.
@kilpat Takeover Day 3: Never be afraid to chase after something that might seem unobtainable at the time. Take every opportunity that presents itself to reach your dreams. If you have an idea for a shoot, then just do it, and don't let your mind talk you out of it, because chances are you will surprise yourself. Always immerse yourself in the creative world and feed your passions. I have found that my work flourishes when I am seeking inspiration—I become determined and less doubtful. Take the time to evaluate your work and critique your compositions. Over time, this will give you a stronger eye and an appreciation for the colorful world that surrounds you.