I’ve been a Warriors fan for as long as I can remember. Through the days of Run TMC, Todd Fuller, and We Believe, there have been more lows than highs. When the Warriors won the NBA championship, I was more relieved than anything else. After the brutal loss last year, I was that paranoid fan who assumed the worst. When they won game 5 this year, Brisa was disappointed in my lack of excitement because my only reaction was to raise my hands and exhale. It took 33 years for me to see my Warriors win their first championship in 2015. Paxton only waited 4 months to witness his first Warriors championship! Obviously, he’s really excited about it! Admittedly, it’s super fun to share my sports fandom with him!
50mm | ISO 800 | f/3.2 | 1/200 | Feel free to ask any photography questions!
I wanted to create an image that showcased the joy and excitement of the Warriors winning the championship. So I experimented with throwing confetti directly in front of the camera to throwing it towards Paxton to try to figure out how it would look best. Here was my setup for this shot – I made an absolute mess of our dinner table because I kept throwing the confetti at/towards/above Paxton. Every time I threw it, Paxton would close his eyes and smile. I used a flash on camera bounced behind me to add a bit of fill light onto Paxton’s face. In order to throw the confetti, I actually used a tripod which I never use (whoa, right?). I cropped the image to focus all of the attention on Paxton’s expression and the flying confetti. Paxton was a trooper and put up with countless confetti tosses and luckily (for me), he kept smiling the entire time! #StoryBehindTheImage
For more information about 52 Weeks of Awesomeness…After a 4 year hiatus, the La Brisa weekly photography challenge, 52 Weeks of Awesomeness, is back!!! As a photographer, sometimes you need to work on things outside of your normal day-to-day life and this weekly photography challenge is designed to utilize your personal experiences, your unique perspective and newly learned photography techniques to improve your photos. Weekly for the next year, I will be sharing my images with you. You’ll find my weekly photography challenge images on the La Brisa blog, instagram.com/labrisaphoto and facebook.com/LaBrisaPhotography!
52 Weeks of Awesomeness is for any photography enthusiasts of all skill levels and equipment. The goal is to have fun and learn a little bit more about photography along the way.
Each week, there is a new challenge to photograph based on one of three categories:
Personal – the best photographers use their own experiences to create unique photographs!
Perspective – view everyday objects in a different way to inspire your creativity!
Technique – learn various photography methods to make your images more dynamic and interesting!
For those of you interested in participating, PLEASE join me in this weekly photography challenge! The more the merrier! You definitely do not need to be a professional photographer, this is something you can easily do with your point and shoot, cell phone, ipad, etc. You can comment with a link to your image here on our blog or on our La Brisa fan page or you can tag La Brisa Photography in your image on your own FB page or use the hashtag #52WoA on twitter and/or instagram that way everyone can view each other’s photos!
All images should be created the week of the due date. A list of the challenges and their due date is below. Feel free to right click and save the list as a photo, or save the PDF on your computer or print it out.
View and download 52 Weeks of Awesomeness 2017-2018 as a printable PDF by clicking HERE.
The La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop FB group is where we will be discussing our weekly photos, sharing advice and offering critiques! Two rules of the group:
1) be kind. negative/unhelpful comments will be deleted.
2) be willing to share resources/experience/etc with everyone else!
Request to join the APW group by clicking – https://www.facebook.com/groups/labrisaAPW/
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