Often, my wife accuses me of not being romantic enough. And perhaps she’s right. Sometimes, a photographer gets so lost in their work that they hardly have a personality at all. But the good news is that somehow I’ve managed to create ways of finding the romance (and maybe even inspiring some romance) in my photographic subjects. If you read my blog often, you know that I love black and white photography, and the image below is one of my favorites, at least at the moment, because it has two appeals: romance and black and white.
The photo was shot in downtown Austin, near 6th street and features a young, soon to be wed couple in a romantic pose. I’ll let the photo do the rest of the talking…
This past week I photographed a couple’s engagement in downtown Austin, which has been all-the-rage for some time now. Some of the wonderful elements that downtown has to offer are texture (which can be seen on brick walls/doors), skylines (imagine buildings stretching into the blue Texas sky) and murals. These were the things that I had in mind when I ventured downtown with Andrea and Taylor, and they made my job pretty easy.
Another concept that’s popular these days among both photographers and those being photographed alike is post processing of images – particularly contrast-y, grainy, saturated (i.e., heavily edited photography). And one of the great things that shooting digital allows is capturing the image as it is and then making copies of the image during post-processing for conversion to something different and artistic, which is what I’ve attempted to do here. The result means that I can provide my photography clients with a photo of what our shoot looked like (more/less) on the day we shot and also a version of the same photo that has been “artistically rendered”, shall we say.
At any rate, there’s lots to see in downtown Austin. If you frequent downtown only at night then I recommend coming downtown on a Sunday evening and taking a walk down the same streets you usually visit (during the daylight). You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what there is to see. And we all could use a little exercise!