Sunday, December 02, 2007

Just A Few

The photo shoot when fairly well. It was freezing cold (go figure) and windy. Trying to keep a just-over-one-year-old focused on a camera is extremely difficult. I took over 300 photos to get a handful that I think will pass. I don't know if I am just too critical or what. The lens I used for most of the shoot is a piece of crap and will be sold on ebay or maybe not, I'm trying to decide if I want to burden anyone else with it. I'm scouring Amazon for a better zoom lens now.
For some reason the second I am put on the spot I forget everything I know about photography (not that I know all that much.) Several of the photos were ruined because I forgot to put on the hood and others were runied because I wasn't watching the light meter! That's basic photography! It's like my brain turns to jello or something. It's completely frustrating!
I'll stop with the frustrated rambling, here are a few photos from the shoot. Honest opinions are always appreciated.

I love the concept of this one with the parents on the bench and the baby sitting in front of them. Execution wise, it needs some work.

I love the candid faces in this one, and the baby turning away from the camera was reality in almost every picture. I swear he knew I wanted a picture and was determined not to give me the chance to take it!

A family on a hay bail, what's not to love? :)

A little nose picking is okay for the Christmas portrait right?


Unknown said...

I like the backlighting, and I think your work is better than you think it is.

I'd crop the hay bale photo much closer, make that their main image. (The baby is in control!) I cropped it to where they were in the very center of the image, and actually cut out his knees and her hip.

Do you have a pbase account?

Katt said...

Sandy I love the photos. You did great. What kind of lens do you need and how much. Maybe I could help you with that for Christmas.
Love Ya

Kristen said...

My favorite is the second to last one. Lighting is very pretty, S.

I don't know enough about such things to give advice; I just know what I like. :)

Sandra said...

Cara,I don't know what pbase is. Thank you for the crop idea. I did it, and loved it! I'm probably a little too critical of my work. I just want perfection. :)

Thank you mom, I'll e-mail you about the lens but don't say I didn't warn you. :)

Thanks Kristen! That one is my favorite too.:)

Sandra said...

Scratch the not knowing what pbase is. I remember now. I can't remember if I set up an account or not, but I'm going to check it out.

Kim -today's creative blog said...

I think the photos turned out great.
Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad you like the redesign.

R said...

I like the black and white of the parents walking