Monday, August 29, 2011

Sweet Shot Tuesday

Everyone has seen a ton of pictures of my kids, and I have a friend who is frequently checking my blog for glimpses of hers.  So while each photo I edit becomes my new favorite, here is one picture each of the three beautiful children I had the privilege to photograph on Saturday.
One thing I learned while taking this little one's photo is "wipe the drool, wipe the drool!"  Editing it out afterward is a pain and not the look I'm looking for.  Also, take the time to have the baby change clothes.  I do not have the experience to know how an outfit will look in the photos.  A different outfit and more time for more poses would have given my friend more selection.
I either have him smiling or looking at me, but he is a fun little guy.  I just wish I had more poses of him with his sisters~maybe at the baby's one year :) 
This girl is seriously beautiful and really enjoyed having her picture taken.  Even when we were outside so they could play while I shot, if she saw the camera was on her she would stop and give this smile and tilt her head.  It really was a fun morning.

So will I ever "go into business" and try to compete with the hundreds of photographers already out there?  Certainly not yet.  I have too much to learn; especially how to make sure I don't need to reshoot to get those shots I missed, what is my personal style/branding, and apparently how to say "I am a photographer."  Owning a dSLR for 7 months does not make one a photographer~or at least it doesn't give me the confidence to say it.  But one can only spend so much time away from family on a personal hobby, I think, so in the meantime, I'll be working on some of the things mentioned in this article --  Advice for Aspiring Photographers.  What is a light meter?  My camera tells me if it thinks my manual settings will provide the proper exposure or not; how would one use a light meter?
Sweet Shot Day
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19 comments:

little macaroon. said...

These children are seriously beautiful - you got some great shots. Nice post and a very useful little link at the bottom there, cheers!

Heidi said...

Great shots! Love the first one in black and white.

Jen@ADropintheBucket said...

GREAT shots! The drool is important to remember, for more natural shots of my daughter I don't worry about it too much (because that IS the story of my life right now), but for photos like these, definitely a good idea to take care of it while taking the photos. Can't imagine the work in editing to get rid of it!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have some beautiful photos here, even if it was also a time of learning.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

What a beautiful group! LOVE the colors in that 2nd shot, too.

Lisa said...

The second one is my favorite! Good job!

Kathy said...

Oh my....the eyes on that first one are GORGEOUS!!!! Love your choice of b/w for the portrait, it accentuates those eyes even more.

Kathy

Leovi said...

All wonderful, delicious and sweet pictures.

Tonya said...

Great pics!! The first one is my favorite with those big eyes!! And your right, editing drool is a pain in the butt!

Our Typical Life said...

Great shots!

Ashley Sisk said...

These are beautiful - I love how you capture the eyes.

Susan said...

These are some great shots of some beautiful children.

I'm still learning too.

Hope you have a blessed day!

Susan said...

Sweet photos and great article. Nicely done!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Oh these are just so beautiful.

Julie (Wellblessed) said...

Very basically a light meter is far more accurate. Your camera is easily tricked by input other than the light bouncing off your subject.

And the photos turned out really well, good job! :)

Jaymi said...

these are adorable! I love the focus on the eyes!

One said...

These are great shots! In my opinion, drool look good on babies. It's something to look out for in a photo and smile about.

Sarah said...

Awesome shots. Love that second one.

Dreaming Hollow Photography said...

Great pictures! When I started out I did just what you are doing...just shooting for fun and no pressure. While i love to photograph other people I still love taking pictures of my little guys the best. Thanks for visiting my website and your kind comments!