Rachel Eve Photography~ Let's Learn~ Week 1

So, I have to say...I procrastinated...oops. I had this lesson in my head all week and kept saying, "I have to make sure to catch that sunset tomorrow" it ended up being tonight. Seeing as I will be out of town tomorrow, I wanted to get this posted tonight so I wouldn't miss the deadline. See, I WAS thinking a little bit!

Ok, this week was challenging to me. I know light, at least I thought I did. But you got me thinking on a whole new level. When my fiance' walked outside and saw me turning in a circle, he laughed and said, "what are you doing?" he smiled when I told him I was looking for the light. He understands me!

A little warning, I like my photos a bit on the warm side. I tried my best for natural reflectors, but out here on the ranch...it's difficult. All photos were taken with my Canon 7D and 50mm 1.8.

So, here is what I came up with~

Side Light
I had my fiance' hold up my small reflector on my son's right side to illuminate the shadows. Compared to the shot before I had him do this, it's a GREAT improvement!
Settings- f/4 @ 50 mm, 1/800, ISO 400

We had JUST missed the sun behind the hill, and by the time we would have opened gates to chase it further, it would have been gone. I wanted this to be my flare, but it ended up being my glow. Working with a toddler, you take what you can get, lol. Being a Mother, I love this shot, as it shows my son's crazy personality.
Settings- f/4 @ 50 mm, 1/640, ISO 400

Now, I shot this before the class started. This was early morning and there was fog all around the hay meadows. I really do love this shot, it just feels like home.
Settings-  f/4 @ 50 mm, 1/1600, ISO 400

Front Light
Ah, my puppers. He HATES to get his photo taken, seriously. I have had a camera in his face his whole life, so he tends to run from me when he sees the camera. Today was an exception, maybe he just wanted some attention.
Settings- f/4 @ 50 mm, 1/3200, ISO 400

This shot warms my heart. I really do love silhouette shots. Ideally, his legs wouldn't have been cut off by the hill behind him, but this is what I had to work with. Plus, it was hard enough to get my fiance' to agree to be in a photo!!
Settings-  f/4 @ 50 mm, 1/5000, ISO 400

Looking forward to hearing what you have to say, Rachel!! I know I have a lot to work on, and am open to anything you can do to give me some pointers!!