this assignment is still in the works...i have so many LOUD moments or things i could take a picture of...this is a picture of elle at lunch time. meal times are always LOUD at our house.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
the only time my house is ever quiet is when everyone is asleep...i tried to sneak into rooms before they woke up. no such luck with this one being asleep, but she was just waking up and was very quiet... didn't move at all!
i was shocked that i was able to take a picture of jack sleeping. he is usually wide awake if he hears anyone breath. but we had been up late the night before and he just snoozed away as i tried to get pictures from different angles. it was fun playing with the different settings - still pretty dark in the bedrooms so i was using an iso of 1600. but i do like the light shining in the window behind jack. oh the joys of sleep - too bad kids don't ever realize how great sleeping in can be until it's too late.
this assignment took us OUTside...i tried forever to find a perfect day when the kids were all clean and dressed in nice clothes, hair done, completely cooperative...but the opportunity never seemed to surface so alas, here are the little raggamuffins playing OUTside. i was using an iso of about 100 or 200 - it was pretty cloudy. f 5.6 and around 1/640.
jane in her princess dress with her hair in a ponytail because sleeping beauty always has her hair in a ponytail, hmmm... jane's hair is obviously not meant for ponytails.
elle being her cute self...
ok so while i'm waiting for the sun to come out to finish a few more photos for my class...i'll throw a few pictures in from elle's birthday party. i know this is over a month late, but THANK YOU to all who came. i really can not believe she is so old! we almost celebrated in the bathroom just for fun... :)
for dessert - cookies and milk
for games - guess the amount of candy in the jars and guess elle's age (in months)
some of the guests... we were lucky to have grammy and papa and g and pompom in town
elle and her birthday cake...
elle and her birthday cake without the fondant elephants - much better :)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
So this next assignment's theme was IN....i had a hard time deciding what to take a picture of so i just walked around the house taking random pics of anything. this first picture is funny because the sippy cup on the floor is not IN focus but the blanket in the background does seem to be IN focus. i didn't know i could do that! ha, ha...i need to practice!
and of course the next photo wins because it is a picture of an IN-n-out hat. works, right? I tried to keep the IN in focus, but i obviously got more of the palm trees :) This one was hard for me to find the good balance point. i think i had to make my shutter speed really fast for some reason. and the back ground is totally black. i really need to practice these INside photos some more!
iso400 f4.5 1/800
Our second assignment for the photography class was NEW... sooooooo i decide to take pictures of the NEW additions to my bedroom.
i know this picture isn't the greatest - i actually thought it would turn out really blurry, but since i'm still in learning mode, i thought i'd post it anyway.
Jane's books and friends:
i'm thinking since it was a cloudy/snowy day outside and my bedroom doesn't have the best light, I probably used something like this:
Thursday, April 07, 2011
(i know...shocking to see a post from the butlers... ha, ha. if anyone still reads this. )
So last christmas, I won a nice camera. (awesome, huh!?!) BUT i honestly have no idea how to work it -- so i decided to sign up for a free online photography class that a fabulous lady is teaching. As part of the class, we have assignments and today's theme: OLD. So here are my very first photographs:
i don't remember any of the setting i used...still learning what they even do/mean!
i think something like:
iso 400 (or maybe 800)
hopefully i'll be learning a lot more over the next 30 days (and probably blogging a bit more too.)