It’s been such a long time since there was a real post – you’ll
have to forgive me for being out of practice.
November is the beginning of a beautifully busy time! First, we have fall pictures, the Thanksgiving pictures,
and we have the soon to be Christmas card pictures. Next will come Christmas pictures (taken on Christmas), New
Year’s Eve pictures, Easter pictures…and so on and so on. That
doesn’t even begin to cover the birthday pictures, the maternity pictures, the
couple pictures, and the just because pictures.
I'm getting giddy just thinking about it all.
With that in mind I present to you the first of the season’s
photo sessions…which features a little one (my niece) you may find familiar as
she does appear here often.
As is most often the case, the photo shoot was at familiar ground for my niece - her home. Because there was too little light coming through the windows alone, we took the pictures on the steps just inside the back doorway.
This worked out well because the little one had already
claimed this area as a play spot of her own.
There she could play with the wooden carvings her great-grandfather made
back when her mom was a still kid.
Admittedly, after a while, even with Grandma playing…the
flower lost its allure and the little one began to notice that there was an
outside just beyond the door.
So…outside we went...
Hey! Who gave her the cat toy?
Look who Mommy's captured!
Lesson 1: When someone wants photos taken where there is too
little light…speak up and suggest ways to bring in some light – it’ll be worth
Lesson 2: Shooting in manual mode will give you so much more control then shooting in auto. That being said, make sure you pay attention to light changes. This is especially true when going from indoors to outdoors or vice versa.