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October 12, 2007

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Amanda Elkins

This is a great post audrey and she is a doll! :) Thank you!

Whitney

Hi Audrey~
Could you explain a little more about a "light pit?" What time of day does one find a "light pit?" Will I know it when I see it? ;)

Thanks for sharing! I really enjoy your blog and I hope you are all healed up from your scooter crash. Sorry, but I had to snicker when I read that one.

Whitney

Gabrielle

What lens do you mostly use. I love your pictures!

Whitney

Hi Audrey~
Could you explain a little more about a "light pit?" What time of day does one find a "light pit?" Will I know it when I see it? ;)

Thanks for sharing! I really enjoy your blog and I hope you are all healed up from your scooter crash. Sorry, but I had to snicker when I read that one.

Whitney

stacey crescitelli

Now you need to do a little John Madden action & circle where you had her stand~love the shot!
~Stacey

Trish

Ditto what they asked above...show us where you stood her and where you saw the light pit...I'm guessing the brightest part? Spill it! pretty please? ha!
p.s. did you get my email a few weeks back?

Anyways..she's a cutie! Great pics and its good to see that this happens to all children...they make me laugh hard sometimes that the camera shakes and I can't even take a pic.
ha!
thanks for sharing
Trish

EH

..Now I'm curious! So you were on the other side of the fence with the garage door reflecting light back onto her? Gorgeous by the way!

Cyndie  Planck

Gorgeous! A fellow phoographer friend directed me to your blog. I am curious about how far out from the fence did you have her. I love the shallow DOF and the crispness, and amazing len.

I bet Dad was stunned when he saw the results!

candi

beautiful

Miz Booshay

My light pit is our north facing garage.
Not too romantic....but good light :o)

Sinead

Word!
And to add to what you've said, Audrey, I think that when a person can see the "light pit," then, and only then, can they call themselves a photographer.

More than the camera body or the glass, or anything, really, it's all about seeing the light.

Julia

i'd love it if you'd someday do a step-by-step demo of an original, straight from the camera photo to finished product, kind of the way Ree has done over on her blog thepioneerwoman.com (reference this post: http://thepioneerwoman.com/2007/10/fixing_exposure_after_the_fact.html)
i love your work, know nothing about photography, or art, but have a strange interest in a few photoblogs. i began reading yours within a month of when you started the blog...stumbled upon it through someone's comment on another blog. it's been fun to watch you grow and evolve over time. you've definitely kicked things up a notch! plus i used to live in chicago...my babies were born there and i love that city. so it's fun to have a peek at it through your lens.

Melissa M.

LOL! I totally get what you mean. Clients tell me all the time, "I would have never thought to shoot here!"...."You just see things we don't see".

And my response...."Yes, we (photographers) sure do"
Good stuff here, A.

~M

Tiffany

Audrey, you are so right about that!! my barn got torn down and was replace by CVS! I will never go to that place! I learned a lot from you about location, you taught me the greatest thing about location---It is in the eyes of the BeHolder!

Always love your work! ;)

tara w

love these last two posts audrey-i could have written them word for word. i have to work hard for teh serious shots too. and love finding light pits! :)

take care lady!

Jennifer

So, my guess is the "light pit" is reflected instead of direct light. Since the garage door is light up, we know the sun is behind us in the picture, shining on the door. The door then becomes the source of light for your subject. Back light your subject with the setting sun and fill light the shadows with the white refective surface of the door.

I'm a regular here since another photographer pointed out your site. I love the simplicity of what you do. Crisp, clean, clear. No excessive photophoping (although that can be cool too)...JF

Chelsey

I'm always amazed by your work and had a wonderful time joining you in that chat waaaaaaay back in August. I love the serious looks and poses! We should all be so fortunate to try & show every side of a kid's personality, it's what makes them-them.

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