The best part about travel is not the activities, but the beautiful people you meet along the way. While our family filmed a fun piece on sustainable tourism at Our Jungle House, we carved some time out for me to do a special family photo shoot under the mosquito net. This sweet family runs these amazing tree houses that you can stay at while visiting Thailand’s jungle.
My desire is to capture families in their everyday surroundings. I want to document the essence of who they are in the place they love most — home. I don’t meet a lot of families who spend their mornings and evenings under a mosquito net. But mosquito nets are an essential home detail when you live in the jungle.
The white mosquito net acted as a natural soft box, casting this beautiful, old world glow on the family. As I was shooting, I fell in love with how the shadows fell on their faces, how the soft light from the mosquito net highlighted their profiles. I edited the photos to be black and white to accentuate that old world feel and even a film-like photo result.
This type of low light can often be tricky to photograph because it’s easy to loose definition. But the Sony a7R has brought all new meaning to shooting in low light while preserving detail in both shadows and highlight areas. My lens for the whole photo shoot was the 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss.
We are The Adventure Family! We’ve put our sweet home on the market, our belongings in storage, and left the familiar behind to build a dream: a family travel show that takes you abroad and off the beaten path! Follow our journey!
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