He Saw. She Saw. Point of View and Color

Mary - always getting to the essence of the subject

Mary – always getting to the essence of the subject

Making photos as a team allows both of us to engage in our own vision of a subject and guarantees we usually have two distinct points of view.  We almost never even have a conversation about this, but invariably we end up covering all the bases of a particular subject.  Here is a good example:

If you follow us, you know Mary and I have distinct styles.  I am definitely a traditionalist and see the world in wide angle.  Mary sees the world in telephoto and is very creative with different points of view, and explores a lot of options when processing her photos.

Peter's Wide Angle - always capturing the big scene

Peter’s Wide Angle – always capturing the big scene

This summer when we were visiting family in Colorado, we brought along our cameras just for fun.  The wild flowers were already past their prime, but we found a few interesting subjects.

I like this composition better

I like this composition better

There was more to shoot than flowers.  Mary chased a few butterflies until she got a good one.

Mary chasing butterfies

Mary chasing butterfies (a little blue tint)

Action shot - Mary using a infrared Canon G12

Action shot – Mary using an infrared Canon G12

Having a partner to photograph with is a great gift.  When it is also your loved one, it is even better.  We are constantly learning from each other and, at times, the best (and worst) critic of each other’s work.  If it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to get good at something, you might as well do it with someone you like being around (for those 10,000 hours.)

To see more of our photographs, please go to www.pamphotography.com.

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