Monday, December 19, 2011

Outtakes from family our photoshoot

I was so late to the game that I never ordered photo Christmas cards...oops.  But I did want to get a family picture of Leo, Nicolas, Pebbles and me.  So I lugged the heaviest tripod (borrowed from work) to the empty field behind our house and tried to set up our family picture. 

I really liked this spot but...

The sun was to my side so not very flattering.

Then I tried taking the sun head on...bad idea.

Last I found this spot.  At first I thought it was too shady but it would have to work.

I tried setting up the photo and realized the white balance was off

I fixed the white balance to the shade option and I got a golden hue...great success.

I set up the camera and put it on a 10 second timer, then I would run to the spot.  At one point, I hit the shutter but Nic decided it was more fun to run away than to stay for the pics.  So this is the cropped pic of one of them...not too bad

and this the next one of Nic running toward us...he is such a silly boy

and the Christmas Card....will be revealed tomorrow!  so stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. I love how you explain the photo process... I'm interested in photography as well, but unlike you, I'm still saving for my "fancy" camera. Any suggestions? I might stop bye every once in a while and learn from your techniques.....