David Whitney French Photography | window light

window light

October 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment


I did a photo shoot not too long ago of a man and child.  We took a number of photographs outside his home and then did a few inside as well.  I used a one light set-up and we got a few poses in various places throughout the home.  Afterwards, during a break in the action, dad needed to give his boy a bottle.  He sat down next to a window in a glider.  I noticed the sunlight coming through the glass was just enough to light the side of his face, as well as that of the child.  I captured this moment rather quickly, but as it turned out, it was a keeper.  The moral of this story is, keep your camera out and ready to go.  You never know when you might get something that could turn out to be a great image.




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Photography, Lessons Learned, and Cycling.



I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old.  I started with a Kodak Instamatic.  Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there. 


Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years.  My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992.  I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography.  One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings.  Why?  Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy!  It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone.  What more could I ask for?  Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.


Oh, and I like riding my bike!