First Photo shoot

Yesterday I had my first photo shoot with a friend and her two daughters.

Boy do I have a lot to learn! My amazing friend Genine let me borrow her new Canon 40D and her lenses (85 1.4?, 30mm, and 17-55?). Let's just say for me it was a bad idea to use a brand new camera and lenses in a situation where I really wanted to get the best shots possible. I realized how different cameras and lenses can be. I am very comfortable with my (50mm 1.8 and 100mm) but these new lenses. Ha Ha.

Almost all my shots were blurry. It was pretty frustrating. I did get to salvage some from the hundreds I took.

Then there is editing people. VERY different from editing still lives, flowers etc. I don't like the high contrast look in people the way I am with objects. Their is a lot of playing to be done to find what "look" I like with people.

Here are a few I have been working on.


Blogger Vedrana M. said...

they look great! i love first one :)

3/22/2008 11:07 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...

) I love them! My favorites are the first and third ones though.

You are amazing :)

3/22/2008 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these do look good hon! agree with georgia, first and third are adorable. The girls look so playful and have genuine smiles - not always an easy task!!! and the third...heart melting... perfect crop ;0 if I say so myself lol

you just need a bit of time with the glass and 40D --- no worries hon --- you're welcome to play play play...we're coming up on our family photo. exchange time anyways! and I'm still in total love of the ones you did for me last summer...

happy Easter --- xxoo genine
ps- thanks for listening this am!

3/22/2008 4:59 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

the learning is the funnest part. these photos look great! :) i love seeing you stretch yourself in new ways. it inspires me greatly. ;)

3/23/2008 7:03 PM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

a rockstar.

delicious photos.
every drop.

talented you.

see you soon, mon petite chou!

3/23/2008 7:50 PM  
Blogger mccabe said...

thea, fun!!!!
good job!
i want to see more.

love you
mccabe x

3/24/2008 2:11 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

Aww, they are all so pretty.


3/24/2008 12:15 PM  
Blogger daisies said...

these are lovely :) xo

3/24/2008 6:59 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

Hey babe been missing visiting but thinking of you xxxx
And you are such a talent !!!!

3/24/2008 9:29 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

beautiful girls, lovely photos.

3/26/2008 12:02 AM  
Blogger Jaclyn said...

So pretty, I'd love to read more about your adventures in photography.

3/26/2008 1:30 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

...ya I learned the "don't use a different camera" lesson too awhile back. You still got some super shots though! The top one is my fav.

3/26/2008 9:47 AM  
Anonymous susanna said...

Hmmm...I'm not sure what happened...I left a comment and then it disappeared...

These portraits are terrific! I'm sure your friend will love them. I know what you mean about trying new equipment. I've had a few frustrating experiences myself. I'm still figuring out my new digital camera! In any case, I think you did a great job with these portraits.

3/26/2008 9:38 PM  
Blogger Swirly said...

Very exciting...you're off to a new adventure!

3/27/2008 11:57 AM  
Blogger brittany said...

love them! I know, I feel the same way about still objects vs. people.

*is that mommy's name Bevon? She looks like a girl I went to HS with.

3/27/2008 12:26 PM  
Blogger jenica said...

i LOVE that first one! i'm glad to hear that your stepping forward with portraits. it's a huge learning process, but i'm sure you'll pick it up quickly. it's amazing how much photography has changed as aperture fades into pixels...

3/28/2008 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Jeanine said...

Beautiful shots. So fresh. It certainly isn't easy to capture people and you've done gone done it ;) Dang you're good!

3/29/2008 4:14 PM  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

Beautiful beautiful new banner....you look like an angel...soft and peaceful! xx

3/30/2008 5:41 PM  

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