Malika is the daughter of our dear friends Becky and Andrew. I love their daughter very much! Since they decided to relocate somewhere special, they asked me if I could take pictures of Malika before they left. She is growing fast, alright! Last year at this very moment I was taking her picture, talking her into being a princess of a yellow castle. This year she outsmarted me almost in everything!
Malika, I will miss you dearly and I can’t wait to take your pictures when you come back to Colorado!
Time for the technical stuff. All of the images below were shot in natural light. Luckily, the weather cooperated and we had some nice clouds diffusing the sunlight for me. Where the sun was too bright I looked for shaded areas – mostly under trees and near buildings. Having a fast prime lens also helps a lot when you have to shoot in the shade without artificial light. So, for this shoot, I mostly used the Nikon 50mm f/1.4G mounted on the D700. ISO was pretty much kept at 200. Shutter speed varied according to availability of the light. The EXIF Data is preserved in all images, so feel free to explore the settings and let me know if you have any questions!
Post-processing is minimal, imported with standard settings and made very quick changes in Lightroom for some of the above images.