Finding the Low Light {Child Photographer | Sydney}

Recently I joined a group of talented photographers from around the world with the goal of sharing images with each other and our readers.  One of the monthly posts is a “4 on 4” which simply means posting four images on the 4th of the month from the month before.  I love blog circles like this and being able to connect with photographers with different styles from different countries.  It’s still one of the things about the internet that amazes me.

For this month, I decided to post four images from a day when I did a little experimenting with low light.  I LOVE looking at photographs that are taken in low light but it is not something I usually do. As a child photographer, I tend to gravitate to shooting in the beauty of our Australian full sun.  I love surrounding kids with the angelic type light you can find here in Sydney. It adds to my desire to capture the essence of how amazing these little creatures are that we bring into the world.

However, every once in a while I want to try something different. And winter lends itself to experimenting indoors.  So one afternoon I decided to capture some low light images of my son watching tv during rest time.  It was not this dark in the room, but there was some hard light streaming through a slit in the window shades.  To capture images like this, I metered (or exposed) for the brightest part of the scene which results in throwing everything else into shadow.   I always feel that capturing everyday images when there is very little light is so tricky.  But when captured this way they turn the mundane into beauty. Most of these are edited in a slight to heavy matte finish and I love them.  Hope you do too!  And please follow along the circle to see the amazing work of wedding photographer Lisa Lacroix.

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  • These are beautiful Allison!! I think you’ve got the low-light thing down!ReplyCancel

  • You have beautiful work, Allison! It is good to practice something out of the comfort zone every now and then. The last photo really resonates with me.ReplyCancel

  • Ooooooooooohhhhhhh!!!! These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful pictures, Allison!ReplyCancel

  • Denise

    I think these are wonderful! These will mean more and more as the years go by :).ReplyCancel

  • I am passionate about indoor/low light/storytelling images. These are great! And might I also say that I love your bedspread. Those colors and patterns are sweet!ReplyCancel

  • I love how you embraced light and shadow here!! Beautiful images :)ReplyCancel

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