Our Senses and Photography: A Tiny Touch

When I first looked at this photo, I felt the tiny fingers of my children again. Senses and photography go hand in hand. By looking at this photo, my sense of touch came alive. I remembered how soft and delicate those fingers were opening and closing with their touch. Photography is just amazing like that – it can evoke the smallest memories.

Homework: Look around for what you can photograph to evoke your senses. 


What Brittny said about her photo:

“This image was taken at a clients’ newborn session. The minute I checked this out on the back of my camera, I KNEW, it would always be one of my favorites. First off I LOVE the warm sun flare against the soft skin of this sweet Babe’s hand and the contrast it lends off of her Daddy’s shirt. This photo to me just screams, “we all start small, ALL of us.” I have been in this industry for only a short time compared to the photographers that I swoon over. There are so many days that I find myself wondering when I will find my voice, when will people accept it and when will it be recognized? I hate those days. I love the days when images like this happen, when they make me smile immediately in that moment and when they reassure me that I am finding my voice, I am being accepted and I AM being recognized, and being recognized by the ones who share my same love for the simple moments, the raw and the real moments…the small moments, that in fact really aren’t so small at all. We ALL start small, and that is just perfect.”

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Camera Data: Nikon D7000, Bower 24mm, 1/320, f/2.2, ISO 160

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A little bit about Brittny: I am a photographer and an artist living on the golden plains of Colorado! I am a Momma of two Wild Boys and a Wife to a Burly Bearded Handsome. I love harvesting images that narrate the moment. I want people to sift through my portfolio and feel like they are reading a book about my clients’ lives. I am self taught and shoot from my heart. My clients almost always feel like long time friends and I love that I am blessed to call this my “job.”

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Author: MarieMasse
I help client documentary photographers fine-tune their workflow + marketing game, so their work is filled with sessions that represent their voice + client values while earning a living. I shoot undirected, off-beat stories that aren’t preserved often enough (like the story of couples before starting a fam or becoming empty-nesters – a dream project of mine), so my clients’ old box of photos is a meaningful, visual diary of their life + legacy to leave behind.

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  • We do all start small but some of us grow so much faster than others. That is exactly what happens when you are born an artist with raw talent like Brittny.