A Photographer's Journal

Rita Spiegel is an Oceanside-based portrait and pet photographer. Photographs not only to document our lives, but also tell a story. They bring back memories at a glance. Click here to get back to the main website: www.RitaSpiegel.com or Rita@RitaSpiegel.com. I invite you to look through my portfolios and I hope you enjoy my images.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Model Freddy in a "How to Photograph a Baby" Session

Photography babies can be fun, but you can a challenge to photograph.  Here are few tips to help you and anyone who wants to photograph babies. At 7-months old, my Grand-Nephew, Freddy growing and changing every time I see him.  He likes to smile and gives funny looks when eating his solid food.

My sister, Diane, wanted an updated photo of "Grandma, Grandpa and Freddy" for her wall. While at Francine's (my niece) house, we had a great time taking photos, playing and watching Freddy eat. I just love his little chair. Such a big boy, sitting up by himself.  Images like this also make fun and interesting photographs.  Don't just shoot babies in standard setting.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Times of day create inspiring images

Living by the beach, I'm always inspired to sunset at the coast.  Especially when the weather is active. One thing to remember is the time of day you go out to shoot.

The lighting is best about 30 minutes before and after sunset.  Now for me ... I'm not a morning person.  My dog, Kharma doesn't believe that.  Sorry ... side note.

I like to shoot at the end of the day and sunset.  Now, if you are going to shoot after dark, a tripod is needed to keep the camera still.