Friday, May 18, 2012

Little Brothers

   Sometimes I feel like I'm a terrible photographer. Then I realize that yes I do need to work harder and practice more in order to be a better photographer.That is the whole reason why I asked J.J to do a photo shoot with me, I wanted to practice. I had to pay him to do it (In gum, all of my gum to be exact). Yes I know that sounds weird, but you would not believe how hard it is to make a little boy put jeans on and a nicer shirt just for pictures. I am now clean out of gum, but I have learned some things while working with J.J and Carson.

One of which is that little boys have trouble standing still.

If you give a boy some gum he's going to blow bubbles:)

Carson thought we were going to go play on the swings.....

So we did.

These are all of my younger siblings (Carson, J.J, Allison and Sarah). Let it be known that Allison is not taller than Sarah! She was just closer to the camera.

Isn't this a sweet picture? Thanks Sarah for jumping!

J.J and his bike. He rides it as much as he can.

I took this and the last picture in manual. I'm finally starting to understand it a little bit better.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Straight Out Of the Camera

   SOOC, in other words. I have so much trouble posting pictures that are straight out of the camera. I'm worried that people will think that I'm not a very good photographer if I don't edit my pictures. I have been learning more and more over the past three years that it's better to fix the picture while you're taking it rather than doing it afterwards. 
   For instance, you have a person in the middle of your view finder. How hard is it to move your camera to the side or up and down? Then the person is no longer in the middle but following the rule of thirds. Sometimes it doesn't always work that way, but most of the time you can fix it easily just by moving the camera.  I have been practicing those little fixes and it has helped me a lot. Once the picture is on the computer I don't need to edit it to make it look presentable.

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