Sunflower Portrait Session


I live near a beautiful Sunflower field that blooms annually late September through early October in Harford County, MD. People come from all over the state to take photographs here, so this year I was determined get out there! About 2 hours before sunset I loaded up my models, (I mean family,) equipment and I headed over! I used two DSLR cameras, my Canon 80D with my 50mm 1.8 lens, and my Canon 6D with my Canon EF 70-200mm zoom lens. (I also chose to use a tripod for that Canon lens, as it is a beast, and near impossible to get sharp photos for me otherwise.)

In addition, I took my trusty fold-able wagon (which may have been my most genius photography purchase I have made to date,) a blanket, some reflectors and a few sunflowers that I purchased as props on the way in. Most of these shots I took at a pretty wide open aperture, and because of the tripod and wireless remote I could get away with a slower shutter speed. In a few of the shots I held up a sunflower petal in front of the lens to get that yellow halo effect! (Thank you You Tube for that idea!) And as always, I edit my photos in Lightroom.


All in all I am pretty pleased with the results! Landscape photography will always be my true photography love, but I am trying to learn and grow in all aspects of photography, including portraiture. I would love some feedback, or if you have any questions about  a particular photo and settings, email me here.

As always, thanks for stopping by the blog!


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