There are two inevitabilities pertaining to yards where I live in Missouri. At some point by the middle of July, most residential grass will wilt and die. Then, by late September it will be green again.
Lots of my neighbors try to irrigate their way out of this problem. I think it’s a delusional pursuit. However, some committed obsessives manage to keep their patches alive.
A while back I got a call in the doldrums of summer for a quick-turn portrait with lush green grass as the background.
My own yard looked a little too much like Los Alamos. Luckily I knew a guy. His grass is the greenest with landscaping to match.
After a few hundred frames and two shirt changes by the subject, I had everything that the client wanted.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.