This was my first attempt at a composite this complex. It was a learning experience for sure. It’s not perfect, but when my 10 year old son exclaimed that it was “awesome”, that was good enough for me. I plan on learning more and hopefully will excel at this new venue of photography as I have always shot on location before.
The toys are about 2 inches long so they were pretty small object to work with. Thankfully I kept my old Sigma 105mm Macro.
With this shoot I wanted to mirror the isolation of walking a certain path, searching for something that is missing in life and the difficulty that are faced. Sometimes the journey can be discouraging, but we fight on through the storms that would seek to move us from the path we are on.
A friend has asked me to do her family portraits for her and suggested a location. Yesterday, my wife, son, and myself went out and had a look. This was one spot that was begging for a family portrait, and maybe a few other ideas.
Last November, my family and I made the choice to move from our home of 10 years due to a lot of problems with the landlords that were not being resolved. We moved to a completely new area and pretty much started over. Then in April, I was laid off from the job I had held for 14 years and everything changed. Change never comes easy for me and it was a very stressful time. This was the first real shoot I’ve worked on since October last year. My daughter was kind enough to pose for me and patient enough while I worked to remember everything. I hope to start shooting more regularly.