This was a street photography weekend. We have some weddings coming up to shoot this summer, as well as some Alaska scenery to capture on our cruise. I wanted to add a back-up camera and "be prepared" for any photo op. I purchased the camera at Shutterbug Camera, a long time Sonoma County business, who has opened a new store here in Novato. The staff here is well versed in all phases of camera knowledge and the product is fairly priced. I received a invitation from them to attend a photo walk around downtown Novato on Saturday. The walk was headed by Paul Van Allen, national rep for Nikon Camera. I was prepared for a high sales pressure presentation, but this photo walk was the polar opposite of that. Paul was energetic, humorous and a walking encyclopedia of photographic knowledge, he readily shared. The group consisted of both beginning and advanced photographers all loving the challenge of finding photos on the street. Shutterbug had lenses and cameras you could test so we tried an 85mm macro lens. Avril was like a kid with a new toy, she shot everything, included Paul who mugged for her camera. Here are collages of shots we took along the way.
|Paul Van Allen -Nikon - Photo credit April MacIntosh|
|Shutterbug Camera Novato Photo Walk - April MacIntosh photos|
|Shutterbug Camera Novato Photo Walk- Greg MacIntosh photos|
We exhausted ourselves but had a great time walking and shooting for two hours.
On Sunday we promised our friend we would take pictures of her for Facebook and business use. She told me she did not take a good photo, so I was challenged to prove her wrong. I can relate to being reluctant about having a photo taken. As comfortable as I am taking pictures. I hate having my face in front of the camera. She is a natural beauty so I knew we would have great results.We met at a local park for the photo shoot. Avril styled the wardrobe items that our friend had brought and took candid shots of our shoot. We shot five different looks in different lighting areas. Finally at ease we produced some great pics.
|Photo Shoot Candid - April MacIntosh Photo|
|A successful photo shoot- Greg MacIntosh Photo|
|Photo Painting Effect by Greg MacIntosh|