I’m not a photographer, I don’t know squat about settings and what an f stop is or what ISO means or… you get the point. I have yet to learn. What I am, is more a “point and shoot” photo journalist. I use my camera to capture snippets. To help tell my stories and capture memories and good times.
One of my favorite things to do is to throw up a sheet (or blanket) that is a solid color – or just use a wall. Someplace that is getting strong indirect light. Then ask your subject to look at camera, look away, smile, talk to them… whatever! Just keep snapping. Move. Zoom in/out. Snap. snap. snap.
Results? I snapped 30-40 pictures of each girl (thanks to my D60 it was FAST. About 1-2 minutes for each kid) and thanked them, and sent them on their way with candy canes. After uploading I found 3-4 from each girl that are nice – and so now I’ve got a random 1/4/2011 portrait of each girl. Lovely!
The pictures aren’t perfect… and to me that’s what makes them all the more perfect. Just a paused moment during a morning play session…