Photography of Ben, version 2.0
When I first got into photography, it was painting with light and long exposures that thrilled me the most. I love shots that defy definition. I was a film photographer before a digital photographer and I loved learning about composition and depth of field. It’s amazing what can happen when you adjust your aperture. Then I bought a DSLR (about two years ago) and was able to manipulate so much more. Tonight, my son and I went into the basement to fold laundry and my wife and daughter were watching some cooking show upstairs, so Ben and I decided that, while down there, we’d make some photo fun. I gave him a flashlight and set the camera on the tripod, took out the remote shutter release and went to town. After taking some crazy photos, I decided that the better subject was Ben, not the lights. I lit Ben with an LED flashlight, and then, in the last half of the exposure I moved the flashlight around behind his head. He took it quite seriously, and I got back to why I wanted to get a DSLR in the first place.