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Ever had the experience where you want to rip your camera apart when you have a blurry picture of your active child? Ever wonder why your subjects sometimes look jaundice? And what the heck is RAW? There is so much to know about photography in order to get the images you want, even if you're a casual shooter taking snapshots of your family and friends, and unfortunately, there's also a lack of simple, easy to understand, and most importantly, FREE resources out there. If you'd like some answers to these, and many more questions, check out my other blog, Photography Unraveled. My goal with this blog is to use my experience from working in a camera store and shooting pictures (some as a hobby, some as a business) to help everyone from the "Soccer Mom" to the "Hobbyist" get the images they've always wanted. Check it out!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cute Baby=Great Pictures

I love photographing kids. I think one of the main reasons that I do is because they make it so easy to get beautiful pictures. They're naturally happy, and they are generally uninhibited in front of the camera. Adults are so concerned about what they're going to look like, that when you look at pictures of them, they look like.......they are so concerned about what they're going to look like. This little girl is all smiles, and all personality. I tried to capture mostly pictures of her smiling, but she had so many different faces that I had to try to capture some of them. Hence, the final picture in this series.

For those of you doing photography from your home, let it be said that these pictures were achieved by using the light that was coming through a window, and draping a white sheet over a tall piece of furniture for the background. The lens I used doesn't cost more than $120 as well. It's very easily done. Just make sure that there aren't any ugly shadows coming from your blinds, or the window pane.


Taylor and Jodi said...

aren't you amazing, these are great. what lens did you use?

Micki said...

These turned out so beautiful! I have to ask, just for the record, how many pictures did you take to get these top three? lol. I only ask because I know that even great photographers, like yourself, only have so much control over their strong-willed subjects ;)

Anonymous said...

Super cute... great lighting and super sharp!