Camera Never Lies
Who was it that said, ‘The camera never lies’? … Technically, that surely is still the case. However as we all know, imagery and the presentation of images today is a world apart from how images were created and presented, say 10-15 years ago.
A lady called into Ian Robinson Photography, only a matter of days ago. “Are you available to take a portrait session for me at all?… This week, in fact. It’ll be as a birthday present for my father. We require a portrait of all of his Grandchildren, there are seven in total. Their ages range from 10 yrs to 3 months… We have a short timespan though, as it’s his birthday on Saturday”!
“Well, I’m up for a challenge”, was my reply… To which we both spontaneously burst out into laughter… “I’m sure I can manage this for you, let’s book something in”.
We had chosen a time which was good for the little ones, we needed them to be fresh for the assignment. We had selected a morning shoot at 10am.
As they arrived, they were indeed in good spirits.. One of the little boys was initially a little unsure, but he soon warmed to the environment and we were ready to go!
Our session went really well, however as you see, to capture each subject perfectly, at that ‘one moment in time’ was a near impossibility.
I had taken a good selection of images. I had decided that one ‘pose’ was going to be enough, rather than to complicate the situation, by moving the children around. Our subjects were happy, laughing and enjoying the moment. So this situation, I wasn’t gong to disrupt.
“Okay, we’re done”.
“Do you have them all looking at you, I didn’t think you had them all looking”.
“I didn’t”. was my reply. “However, please don’t worry, as I have more than enough material to create the image that you’re after.”
“Okay, we’ll leave it to the professional”.
Post Portrait Editing
I have within this post attached all of the images used to create the perfect shot, before any editing, along with the final ‘created’ image…
Our client decided on a white edged Photoblock for their presentation… A perfect choice for this beautifully produced image… So, I suppose that the moral of this story is that, the camera never lies…. but the photographer does!