Thursday, May 06, 2010
Admit it, you've done it.
You've taken pictures of your kid just because of an outfit.
I did just that when it was P's blessing.
1. Pick a contrasting background. I obviously wouldn't photograph her in a white dress on a white background, unless you're looking for a "floating" look.
2. Blankets. I think I've failed to mention that baby pictures are a great time to get in all those blankets loved ones have made you. In the middle photo my mom made both the hat and the blanket. I love that picture, she looks so angelic.
3. Accessories. While P doesn't wear a bow in every day life, she does in photos... Maybe that's just so we can tell her apart from C. :)
Let's face it, the clothes make the baby. Ok. Maybe not, but they sure are fun!
Monday, May 03, 2010
Recently, Conner had a play and it was tough getting good pictures!
They're kind of nazi-ish about letting parents back stage so I was left having to take pictures from the audience.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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Friday, April 23, 2010
I only rate through 4 inititally.
Then, I pull up all the 4's, and go through those (and sometimes zooming in to check focus), and pick about 1/3 of them and rate those a 5. Fives are my favorites and usually the ones I post online or in my videos, etc. I only edit photos ranked a 4 or five. It just saves time.
Windows also has a ranking ability. It's just a quick way to go through the pictures and decide which are really your favorite.
Ta-da, there's step one!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I've had some questions about whether people can do all these fancy things on their own little cameras.
The short answer. No.
Even though I was trying hard with my smaller camera, things just weren't as great. Having the right lenses and ability to more you aperature and shoot in raw does make a world of difference.
But it's not ALL the difference.
Also, in photoshop you can do a lot of great things with the photos you already have. One of my big gripes is dark photos. I'm going to do an entry on this as soon as I climb out of my post-Disneyland pile.
So, shoot away! Enjoy what you have, and now that SLR's are so cheap you can always save those pennies for "someday". :)
Friday, April 16, 2010
How do you use your timer setting when you're not there to focus on?
Well, here's the answer when you're setting up the shot, use something to take your place, to make sure that your focus is right!
For instance, this picture from my blog last week:
I wanted a small apperature so that the background wouldn't be the focus, my sweet shoes would be. :)
So, I used a game to set-up the shot, like this:
Posted by Hilary Erickson at 12:01 PM