With the weather lately not being conducive to shooting on the coastline at night I turned my attention to shooting candid street shots of people at Kemah boardwalk. This is a great place in Houston shoot candid shots lots of people from all ages and walk of life. This sparked an old interest of mine that I had not tried yet, shooting outdoor natural light portraits of individuals. Wow! There is a lot to learn from composing, lighting, camera settings, camera lens, and posing of the model. Luckily I have two will models at my beckon call my wife and 15 year old daughter love getting photos taken of them. I notice right now that I’m thinking too much when I shot. I seem to miss something like the pose is not quite right, there is hair in her face, or the lighting is not right. I know with practice I will stop thinking too much and it will become like breathing and just come natural, then I can working on the nuances of the shoot to produce quality portraits. I would also like to work with an experienced model to help me learn posing and communication between the photographer and model. Well I’m going to have a busy plate once the weather hopefully cooperates. I will be back shooting the stars on the coast line, I have a workshop in July at Big Bend National Park to shoot the stars and Milky Way, and will continue to practice shooting outdoor natural light portraits. With work, shooting the coastline, and portraits there is just not enough time in the day. I need to win the lottery where I can spend all my time shooting. The photo above is my lovely wife Cristina.