California Light

Photography is about a lot of things. It’s about being in the moment, personal freedom and living a creative life. But mostly it’s about light……and California light is just incredible!

For this shoot we had simple a plan that involved a women in a white shirt, the rolling hills of Walnut Creek and the light of a California sunset. Yes, it was a simple but it became so much more. By keeping it simple we invited spontaneous ideas and implied story lines that would add interest to the images we were making. We didn’t go out there to take photos; we went out to make photos! We took three basic ingredients and created art, it’s really just that simple.

So what is a successful photo shoot? As the last rays of sunlight disappeared behind the western hills, I walked back to the truck with a card full of captures that I knew were the definition of what photography meant to me. I guess you could call that a successful shoot.

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SONY, ILCE-7, 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM
1/320, f/5, ISO 100

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