Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer Laura Hana

Maui Sunset

Jun 20, 2011 Posted in Daily Pic

focal length: 50 mm (on full frame)
shutter speed: 1/320
aperture: f/13
ISO: 320
flash: none

Palm trees and a sunset. Enough said.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.

Cupcake Cone

Jun 1, 2011 Posted in Daily Pic

focal length: 62 mm (on full frame)
shutter speed: 1/500
aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 500
flash: none

As much as I love the sun, I appreciate overcast days where I can easily create evenly lit portraits without worrying about harsh shadows and blown out highlights.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.

Looking Out the Window

May 23, 2011 Posted in Daily Pic

focal length: 55 mm (on full frame)
shutter speed: 1/125
aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 1250
flash: none

Soft diffused light from a window can be such a great source of natural lighting. A north-facing window will give you nice reflected light but on an overcast day, any window should work. The window my subject is looking through is actually south-facing but the shadow lines are softened by the clouds.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.

Don’t Forget The Details

Apr 24, 2011 Posted in Daily Pic

focal length: 50 mm (on crop body)
shutter speed: 1/125
aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 640
flash: none

See that post just below of my daughter on a play pay phone? She was exploring Japan in the Global Village at The Children’s Museum, Seattle. When I’m out on a family day I do try to capture a lot of photos of my child. However, I also like to photograph the details to keep all the photos in context.

Not all of your vacation photos have to have people in the frame. Don’t forget to capture the details as well. You’ll enjoy experiencing your trip again through your photographs.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.

Candid

Apr 19, 2011 Posted in Daily Pic

focal length: 50 mm (on crop body)
shutter speed: 1/125
aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 640
flash: none

There must be something innate in us, parents, that want us to call out, “Child~ Look here~!” as we hold the camera in front of our face. Even though I’ve trained myself to be more photojournalistic in my photographic approach to creating portraits, when it comes to my daughter, I yell out a “Look here!” once in a while. I have to really remind myself not to disturb my child at play and capture those genuine moments and expression instead, because that’s how I want to remember her.

So, go out and grab those candids of your children, as they are.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.

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