Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Women Of World War 2...


The one thing that attending these events has helped me to do is to photograph people. Before I started going to these a couple of years ago I was scared to shoot people, especially if I did not know them. Well these people are used to being photographed and they know how to pose or go about there business in a natural way all the while knowing someone is firing away at them. I also try to look for the different angle or photograph to have something that I can call my own and not a copied shot from someone else. This day I shot over 500 photographs, after downloading I do not know how many I deleted after the first trip through bridge, maybe around 100 or so. I really enjoyed shooting this woman in one of the U.S. barracks, I went in twice hoping for a different shot and looking for different angles. If you have been around a little while like me you know what a pin up girl is and there were numerous ones hanging up around the barracks, I used that to try and portray what I wanted to see that day. Now it is up to you, what do you think? Does the photo work, did I really get something or should I stick to wildlife and the occasional fire? By the way please don't forget to click the images and make them larger, it really brings out more detail.

4 comments:

Sparky said...

Nice shots. I really like the WW II thing, being retired military myself. I never knew they did this at the Gap. I like the one yesterday with the medic and today's good too. And yes I know what pin up posters are too. Keep up the great work...

Anonymous said...

Brad,
I enjoy your people pics just as much as your other pics. I think all your pics has been great, but I am no critic. Keep up the good works.

Grizz

Haney said...

Bradley,
I've mulled this over all day. I like the first picture. Pretty girl, cute pose. I like it. The second one, I'm not sold on. I don't know what it is. I like to pin-up. I like the wall. Maybe it is her looking at the camera. Maybe if she was in focus and the wall out of focus. I don't know.
Keep up the good work.
Haney

Anonymous said...

Hey Brad, the second pic is cool. i really like the weathered wood and fading paint so detailed in the pic.