Lincoln Chamber Business of the Week - Friday :: Bloomington, Illinois, Wedding Photographer

Here we are: it's Friday and I'm grateful to the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce for highlighting my business this week. Many thanks to Jenye Tribler at the Chamber for the posts on their Facebook page, where they will choose a lucky winner for one of the headshot sessions I'm giving away.

A winner for the second free session will be selected from the folks who have "liked" the Michael Gowin Photography page on Facebook and then answered the question I've posted there today. You'll have until noon Monday, Feb 27, to enter and then I'll choose and announce a random winner that night.

With that, on to today's post:

Photographers don’t just take pictures; they’re often required to solve complicated problems to create beautiful images. When we made this bridal portrait of Nicole, it was 3:00 in the afternoon on a sunny day in August. The wrong approach in the harsh sun would have ruined the picture. Having photographed in this kind of light many times, I knew we could make a flattering and beautiful portrait by putting her back to the sun, bouncing a little bit of light onto her face with a reflector, and adjusting the camera’s exposure for the light falling directly on her cheek. The result was gorgeous.