Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Photography is for Professionals

Every year we get photos of the boys done around their birthdays in June. This year it didn't happen so I decided to do them myself.

I had a vision of what I wanted. It involved using an old piece of the now defunct power station converted to a science center in our fair city.

Problem is, it is surrounded by trees on three sides. Trees with the sun streaming through the leaves makes for shadows.

Nine. When did this happen

6 and still cute

So they both have large metal things growing out of their backs too, did you know that? We tried to keep it under wraps but they both had a growth spurt so there is no hiding it any longer. The shadows hide their faces so we can still be in cognito.

I don't mind this one though.


Attempt number two was this weekend. After much discussion and reading about placing the sun behind your subject rather than behind the photographer as I thought, we got these.

Take 2

Take 2

It just wasn't possible, in this spot, to put the sun behind them. I was really set on this spot, why I don't know, the metal thingy's are yellow but not very yellow up close.

Take 3, the play ground near by.

Shadow Jackers

Shadow Kamo

Huh. So the sun is behind them but somehow I still don't think I got it right. Ah well, the subjects are still cute so we'll call it a day.

Someday, I will take that photography class I keep talking about. That day will be when I remember to register before the class fills up. Hell might freeze over first.


Stacie's Madness said...

hahah, i love you.
i'm still learning all of this's tough getting good photos...practice practice practice!

Cheryl said...

well I think they look fabulous!!! I especially like set 2 and 3! kids are cute cute cute!!!!

Elaine A. said...

I think they're all pretty great for different reasons. Good job Momma!!

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

they are so cute even if you aren't enamored with the pictures. I do like the black and white one.

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

oh and love the new blog set up/lay out

Jen Wilson said...

I like the last ones the best. NO SHADOWS!

Angella said...

You're doing great!

I like the last ones the best, too, because you're right - the sun behind them is the best. Next up - fill flash! You can buy a diffuser for the pop up flash (for cheap) and then the flash won't be too much. :)

Anonymous said...

I still love them all - and the last ones are the best (with the sun behind them). But seriously, you are doing better than me - you have an SLR, you are practicing LOTS and you are learning as you go! Well done!

P.S. Your boys are so cute and I love their shirts in the last 2 photos! Adorable!

Midwest Mommy said...

I am still trying to figure out all the lighting stuff. They still came out fabulous though!