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Normally, I hate a windy day...
especially if it's cold outside.
But I LOVE wind for portrait shoots!
Yesterday, I was sitting at my computer
trying to catch up after my recent trip to Atlanta
when I heard a loud whirrrrrrrrrrr outside...
heavy winds bending the tree outside my window.
I was so happy my daughter was home
because as you know...I beg her to pose in good conditions.
The winds were gusting up to 45 MPH.
Even better, the sun was in and out!
Actually, most young gals think wind is a
BAD condition for photography.
Their perfectly coiffed hair
is suddenly a perfect MESS.
They FREAK OUT!
But, I'm in heaven as the wind adds
new dimension to portraits...
everything blowing in a natural...
(Does that make sense??)
I tell the subject to forget about the hair...
LET IT FLY!
Once they let go of the perfect hair...
They relax and let the wind do its tricks.
I wish EVERY photo session was windy.
On a windy day, add some props that will catch the wind
like this shawl.
Hats are fun too on a windy day.
I am LOVING my 50mm, 1.4 lens I got for
I love how it really blurs the background
when I shoot at wide aperature.
Really gives that mystical feel.
So instead of cursing the wind...
embrace it for portrait photography.
If you hear the wind howling outside...
grab someone and take their photo with their
hair a wild mess.