Expanding my Photography boundaries…

 

If you can remember a few weeks ago I posted some photo’s of beautiful ladies in cocktail dresses.  Well with the cocktail dresses I still had a working flash.

When it got to the evening dresses my external flash batteries was dead and I tried to take some photo’s with my camera’s built in flash but for the distance I had to zoom it was  far to weak.

I had to expand my photography boundaries and tried something new. I took photo’s in manual mode without a tripod and only the knowledge of an article or two I read on this type of photography a while back…

I must be very honest with you and I think I have right to brag… My photo’s came out stunning!!!

Now if I can only get the opportunity to practice some more…. I think I can show some of the photographers with their degrees in photography a thing or two.  I am proud to say that I am a self taught photographer. My friend showed me the basics and the rest of my knowledge I got from reading articles in photography magazines and on the internet.

If I am uncertain about what to do for a upcoming photo shoot, I go to my computer.  Google is a wonderful tool to have I just type in the topic I want to research and within seconds it gives you lists and lists of articles on the topic. I then grab my “boyfriend” and start practicing.  I use the information I gathered as a guideline and then  I start playing with my camera’s settings. I believe in practice, practice, practice and practice oh and then once more practice. I don’t think that any photographer out there can stop practicing. Well maybe I am the only one that thinks like that.

Okay you waited long enough here are the photo’s I took of the lovely ladies in their evening dresses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktail dresses

As a sponsor of Sunette Nieuwoudt I was invited to the Gala evening of the Winelands Winter Queen 2012 Pageant.

I took my camera with for the sole purpose to take photo’s of Sunette and the winner of the pageant. I did not even take with extra batteries for my flash or camera.  All of the photo’s taken of the contestants on the evening was taken from our table. I had to delete allot of photo’s due to closed eyes, people jumping up or the official photographer blocking my view from were I sat.  So if some of the contestants are looking at these photo’s please don’t be cross with me if you were not captured. I don’t like to publish photo’s of people who’s eyes are closed and due the lighting that happened very often.

I love challenging myself and my ability to adapt to different circumstances. For the first part of the evening I still had my external flash to rely on then the batteries died….

Please note that all the photograph’s in this post is the property of Coreen Kuhn Photography. Please do not copy, edit,  crop or remove my name without written consent from myself Coreen Kuhn. 

If you would like a copy of your photograph please email me at coreenkuhnphotography@gmail.com

Chantal Whitthuhn
Chantal Whitthuhn
Chantal Witthuhn
Marilie Scharrighuisen
Marilie Scharrighuisen
Marilie Scharrighuisen
Marilie Scharrighuisen
Amanda Mostert
Amanda Mostert
Amanda Mostert
Burnedette Bekker
Burnedette Bekker
Back: Amanda Mostert and Marilie Scharrighuisen.    Front:  Burnedette Bekker
Burnedette Bekker
Burnedette Bekker
Burnedette Bekker
Sunette Olivier
Sunette Olivier
Sunette Olivier
Sunette Olivier
Sunette Olivier
Sunette Olivier
Bianca Gilfillan
Bianca Gilfillan
Bianca Gilfillan
Bianca Gilfillan
Renè Siebritz
Renè Siebritz
Renè Siebritz
Back: Burnedette Bekker and Sunette Olivier            Front: Lize -Mari Neethling
Lize -Mari Neethling
Lize -Mari Neethling
Lize -Mari Neethling
Lize -Mari Neethling
Lize -Mari Neethling
Lize -Mari Neethling