Last weekend, I took pics of my sister and her family for my first ever photography session. I have a whole lot to learn! Here are some of my favorites, and I made them a Christmas card (above). Aren't I sweet?
This year, we did the King, Queen, Knight, Princess, and Dragon thing. Kaitlyn was a princess. This was a McCalls Pattern...if you want the exact number I can get it for you.
I was a queen. Again, McCalls and I can get the number if you want it.
McKenna was a dragon. She was going to be a princess, but my husband found a great dragon costume at Old Navy and insisted she be a dragon. So I insisted she be a girl dragon and made her a tutu to go with her costume.
I don't love this photo frozen. I had been taking them panning and wanted to see what the effect was frozen. I like it better panning (see next photo).
I like the effect of the panning because it justifies the look on their faces better. However, not all of them are in focus. Is there a way to focus a lot of people in a panning shot like that?
She is such a cheese.
Natural Light--Natural Reflector
My cute little nephew in the corn maze--full of golden corn.
I put this on foam core and used a mirror to reflect light. I think a reflector would have been better, but the mirror was right there and handy.
The side light was perfect for his mood--he had just been told it was time to go home.
Panning Action Bonus
Look at what a good sport my husband is. A great thing about this picture is that it was taken in a church--the same church I was having issues in a few weeks ago. I got the perfect white balance here.
Aperture isn't perfect for a who cares, but the sun had set so the lighting needed it.
This is not the best, but it was at noon so I think considering the time of day, it is okay.
This week went much better for me once I decided to combine my favorite week so far (action) with the narual light idea. I like to get my kids in their natural state, so action works well for us :)
I do wish I could have gotten this without the people in the background, but if you would have seen the 20 kids running around on these straw bales, you would be impressed that I only have a few people :)
I realize now I should have done a higher f stop because her whole face is not in the same focus. Lesson learned.