I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful boy on Day 7 yesterday. He was an absolute pleasure to photograph and was a perfect little model.
Here is Baby A:
I had a great time photographing these 2 kids and their mom and dad at Kildonan Park on Friday. 3-year old S was the star of this session; following directions like a pro and giving me the cutest smiles. His almost 1-year old sister was as cute as a button and we did coax some adorable smiles from her as well.
Here is a preview of this beautiful family.
This beautiful mama is all baby bump after gaining only 1o lbs in her pregnancy. She also brought along her very active 2-year old, who gave me the biggest smiles.
Have a look at this sneak peek!
Today this beautiful little boy came for his first photography session. Mr. S. hardly made a peep the whole time he was here, but it took us a while to get him to sleep. Once asleep, he was a perfect little poser.
Here is a preview of a Beautiful Baby Boy!
If you were on my site in the last couple days, you will have noticed that things are not working as they should be. I apologize for this. I’m working on rebuilding my website and it’s turning out to be quite a job. It will be worth it in the end, but in the meantime, it’s painful as any new learning curve can be.
My brain cells are working overtime, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, my neck and shoulders are not happy, but I hope to have it all done and ready to launch in a few days.
In the meantime, I’m having a blast with my son and grandson staying with me. In between late nights at the computer, we’re having all kinds of fun (Skinners, the zoo, strawberry picking, 2 movies, out for lunches, swimming and reading The Witches aloud).
I hate when things don’t work right, but I’m dealing with it. I know how…….red wine and chocolate and ranting to my friends and really speedy walking.
WordPress gives these very cool analysis of blogging every year.
You need to click on the link below to see the full report but here are some highlights:
It is cause for celebration and fireworks are appropriate!
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 25,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals
“What is Snap and Burn Photography?” you ask. Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. A photographer snaps a picture and burns it onto a DVD for the client. Simple. And easy. And usually cheap. But it really is a case of getting what you pay for. Anyone who can afford to offer a session fee and all the digital images for a really low price (like $50) is doing what I am calling, Snap and Burn.
“So what’s wrong with that?” you ask. First of all, think of the word “snap” and what it means. What it makes me think of in regards to photography is someone taking photos without much thought to posing, lighting and how people will look best. Snap, it’s done. The photographer’s workflow is simple. Snap it and then burn the images onto a DVD and sell it.
Look at these 2 images:
I posed this young girl so that the wind would be blowing her hair out of her eyes and so that she would be backlit. I made sure that there weren’t any trees growing out of her head. It’s a pleasing composition, but it I knew it could be better, so I lightened her face, removed the blemishes, brightened up her eyes and cropped the unnecessary background out of the picture. Doesn’t she look great!
I don’t do a complete edit on all of the images in your gallery. I will fully edit the ones that appear in my blog, as well as a few others. Once you give me your order, I will do further editing on the images that you order if it is necessary. You can also make requests for editing. I will let you know if there is an additional cost for any editing that you would like before doing it. Most of the time, it is included in the price!
I had a ton of fun on Sunday shooting with some people from The Manitoba Camera Club. I like to shoot by myself sometimes, but it’s a lot of fun to compare shots with other photographers. If you are anyone you know is interested in photography, join us at the club (www.manitobacameraclub.ca. )
We started out in West St. Paul and photographed the RCMP Musical Ride. It was the first time I had seen this show and it was very impressive and made for some great shots with the red coats that the Mounties were wearing, the totally brown horses with white hooves. I played with shutter speed for some shots which gave the pictures a neat look.
The next stop was to at Boston Pizza in Selkirk, followed by the pier in Matlock, just in time for some beautiful colours in the sky.
We then made our way back to West St. Paul just in time for the fireworks. I didn’t have my tripod with me (I hadn’t planned to be shooting fireworks), and had no time to set up, so I tried hand holding my camera using an ISO of 6400 and an f-stop of 4. Shutter speed was around 1/20 of a second. I had seen an article on some ideas of different things to do while shooting fireworks and had wanted to try zooming in and out with my lens while the shutter was open. It was very hit of miss, but I like this one. What do you think?
By zooming in and out you get the effect of the light dragging and get the lines. I like :0).