Monday, April 25, 2011

Week 16 good to WOW SOOC Family and Friends

I feel like I'm saturating my blog with pictures of my family, but I forgot to ask my friends if I could post them or their children.  That is really too bad because I have a photo of two of my friends at the park that I really like.  My husband says it looks like one of them is threatening the other with the dark sunglasses, stroller between them, and the angle of the baby bottle, but I know they were talking about household chores, raising children and our last Acts Bible study class.  Actually, come to think of it I did take the photo with my telephoto and was standing hundreds of feet away by the swings with Sunflower.  Maybe she was saying "Give me the secret of your clean house or your baby will never see it's next bottle, grrrr!"

That said here are my Straight Out Of the Camera shots.  Sunflower on the slide:
1/100   f/5.6   150mm    ISO 200
And our obligatory family Easter photo:
1/125   f/5.6    22mm    ISO 200
I set the camera settings and then handed the camera to my SIL.  No one was interested in me checking how the photos came out and trying again.  At minimum I would have made sure SnapDragon was a little closer to the rest of us--preferably in front of me.  As it is I have 3 photos identical to this with a horizontal orientation and two more vertical ones.  I think I would only have one of each if the camera hadn't been in continuous shooting mode and she pushed the button long enough that it shot each photo three times (which made it so I don't have to do any head swapping).  I would have liked to have experimented more, but we got what we need.  In the future, so I don't have to boss people around (my kids don't count), I should really get myself a tripod.

Sorry.  Back to the scheduled program.  Make sure to check out other SOOC family and friend shots over at Jill's blog this week.  On Thursday head over to Ashley's to see everyone's photos go from great to WOW!




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11 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

The first shot is really cute and wonderful family shot. :)

Kristen said...

That slide picture is too cute. I love photographing children at the park- there's just an extra sparkley joy about them :)

Marla said...

Great shots. You family picture may not be perfect, but you got one. That's what's important right? :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

- Jessi - said...

Awe I love the slide shot, too cute!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I love her face in that first one! So cute!

Michelle said...

What a cute shot on the slide. I love the angle and her expression just says she's having fun!

Michelle said...

hehe! First -- I chuckled at picturing a mama at a park threatening NOT to feed a baby it's bottle.... please! make the kid stop screaming! give her back the bottle! lol!!

And I hear you on trying to get that family shot. Some people just don't get the whole "wait, I need to check and try again!" -- it's be happy with 1-3 and *bam* it's over. ug!! hehe!

Adorable shots! Even if one was rushed (mine was too this week!)

Tanya said...

I love the top shot! Can't wait to see the edit.

Courtney said...

Great looking family! I don't know what I did before purchasing the tripod and remote for my camera. Totally worth the investment!

Julie said...

Cute! It's a nice family shot even if it's not *perfect*. :)

leavesnbloom said...

That slide shot is just a classic. Great to get a family photo - I think I'll have to wait until the wedding to get one of all of us together.