5 Things

5 Things

Cynthia Starr Photography, Kingston New York Photography, Lifestyle Session
Photography is a daily part of my life and it brings me great happiness! There are 5 things I do every day to help keep my photography skills sharp. 1. Everywhere I go, I check out the lighting. It may be shadows falling indoors, bright window light, the warm light of sunset approaching or the bright, contrasty light when the sun shines on dark clouds after a storm. Analyzing light needs to be second nature during a live shoot. 2. On my way to and from work or around town, I look for great backdrops for photos. I often go back to these spots during a session. It may be a place where the light behind a treeline provides beautiful backlight, a colorful building front or an area full of…
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Personal Space

Cynthia Starr Photography, Kingston New York Photography, Kingston New York Wedding Photography, Lifestyle photograph Cynthia Starr
I spoke with a new client today about her wedding day photography. After speaking for a while, she said she took her wedding day photographer choice very seriously as "you are inviting someone you don't know to share a very personal part of your life". This is such a true statement! Part of what I love so much about wedding day photography is feeling like a part of "the family" for the day. I know how important the day is to my clients and I feel honored to be a part of it. Your photographer is with you on your wedding day from the beginning, getting ready photos to the end of the reception. It is so important that you feel comfortable with this person. Take the time to ask…
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Lifestyle Photography

Cynthia Starr Photography, Kingston New York Maternity Portraits, Kingston New York Photography, Lifestyle photograph Cynthia Starr
Lifestyle photography is "Life-inspired" photography. These sessions show the day to day love, emotion and connection in your family. When you look back at old photographs, is it the formal photographs you love, or the pictures from your daily family life? While formal portraits certainly have a place and purpose in our family history, it is the photographs that show the story of our daily life that most of us treasure. Some of my favorite pictures from my childhood are taken in the kitchen with my mom next to me, in my bedroom playing with my sister and of my brothers with the many "adventures" they created around the house! A Lifestyle Session is done in your home to capture your story, visit my site home page for more information…
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Connections

Connections

Cynthia Starr Photography, Kingston New York Family Photography, Kingston New York Photography, Lifestyle photograph Cynthia Starr, Uncategorized
Connections in a photograph give context, feeling and emotion to a picture. Connections make the difference between a picture and a treasured memory. Some of my clients have naturally great connections with each other and find it easy to be "natural and relaxed" in front of a camera. Others need a relaxed, patient photographer to put them at ease. I always assure my clients that the session will be fun and easy...then I make sure it is! With easy guidance and encouragement clients quickly relax and truly enjoy their session. The results are memorable photographs that reveal the emotion, connection and feelings of a small moment in life. Cynthia Starr
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