BEHIND THE LENS

 

I've had a camera in my hand since I was 8 years old!  My maternal grandmother was always taking pictures and I caught the bug early. Despite the cost of processing I used to save my baby sitting money to pay for pictures of my friends and classmates.

 

With the coming of the digital age we've all become photographers with our cell phones.  To perfect this art it is necessary to become specialized in the use of Lightroom and Photoshop to make your pictures truly see what you see.  I love portrait photography for being able to bring out the beauty in everyone, from newborns to seniors, using light and composition to make beautiful pictures.  I only use natural light on my newborns and prefer the use of relaxed poses, never forcing an infant into some unnatural and unsafe poses.  Simplicity in the beauty of the infant. Black and white backgrounds with the baby as the focus.  Classic and timeless.

 

My favourite quote is from Dorothea Lange:  "Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Havrot

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