Monday, January 19, 2009

I Heart Faces- Week Two


I hate to admit it, but I've been slacking off big time when it comes to photography. I still take pictures, but I mostly use the auto settings on my camera and end up with snapshot quality photos. I'd really like to get back into the groove of practicing every day, if only my favorite subject would sit still for longer than five seconds. My other challenge these days is the winter lighting, particularly since I'm homebound on bed rest, but it's forcing me to experiment with different lenses which ultimately is a good thing. 

I thought participating in the contests at www.iheartfaces.blogspot.com would be a fun motivator for me. I think most of the participants think of it not so much a contest, but simply a chance to share photos with others interested in photography and possibly learn some things in the process. The theme this week is Anything Goes and I am submitting this picture:

 

It was taken a while back when she would sit still and smile sweetly and I could pay attention to things like aperture and shutter speed. I had just gotten my new camera and this was our first outdoor photo shoot. It will always be one of my favorites. I have thousands of favorites but still... 






11 comments:

carrie said...

aw, she's gorgeous. Total manual is hard for squirming kids. I usually set mine to Aperture priority while chasing the 2 year old. Unless I'm on a paid shoot. Then it just depends on the light situation.

good luck to you!

theArthurClan said...

You have the perfect attitude about I ♥ Faces ~ it's all about the fun and learning more about photography. :)

This photo is such a keeper...well shot and really shows off her "cuteness" factor. :)

Best wishes on your bed rest,

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Bethany Haile Photography said...

Ooh, what a doll! She is just too cute!!

Lori said...

that is a very cute picture

Melinda said...

With a four-yr-old and a one-yr-old, I too set my to Aperture priority. You did a fantastic job with this photo though. She is adorable.

Randi said...

Just Beautiful!

Cheri (aka "The Mom Lady") said...

I'm still "a shot in the dark" and have yet to LEARN about aperture and shutter speed! Very nice - and are you a Gymboree person too? I buy tons from Gymboree as well as Janie and Jack for my grandkids!

Corey~living and loving said...

it is a darling shot. :)
I get the winter funk going for photography as well. I hope you get your groove back. :)

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Oh, those rosy cheeks are too sweet! I, too, shoot aperture priority as I like a shallow depth of field with proper exposure. I struggle to do all that on my own in manual. Isn't it funny how one picture will just capture your heart as a mother, regardless of how many others you take?

MamáChanga said...

Awwww...that's such an adorable pic of Little Flower! Kudos to you for figuring out a way to play while on bedrest---you ROCK!!

Hugs & Blessings!

Catherine said...

She is precious! What a great capture. What a sweetie.