Monday, December 28, 2009

Photography is hard

I need all the practice I can get.  Since pets are an easy target, and Shaun's parents have three furry friends to snap, I couldn't resist doing a little photo shoot.  Miss Bailey was hamming it up all day, which is why I have at least 20 pictures of her cute little mug:

The above shot was quite dark, (it was one of my first with the camera) so it is a bit grainy from adding fill light.  But I love the way she looks here, so I'm using it anyway.

Getting better....

Hoodie-hoo!  Black and white?  When do I get my own 'coffee table' book deal? 

Here is Abby looking at me incredulously for snapping the 5th picture in a row without her moving a centimeter, thanks to the 'continuous shooting' function.  I couldn't get any of her pics to come out just right using the editing software.  Poo.

Daisy is very pretty, but don't try to pet her or you may lose a limb. She's just like Naomi Campbell. Except she can't throw cell phones. And she's shorter. And she's covered in fur, whereas I'm quite certain Naomi has a team of people that wax her 11 ft body on a regular basis.  Anycrazysupermodel.... 

This is my favorite critter-pic...my Lucius, the adorable cat-nugget.  Enhance!   

Holy dark circles, batman!  And just because, here are my favorite non-animal shots:

Shaun's mom and sister

Brother and sister

Picking a winner. 

10 comments:

micah @ the yellow front door said...

I think your pictures turned out great! Oh and we have a dog named Bailey too. I'm sure that book deal will be coming any day now...

Amanda said...

Love the photos! Black & white always make a picture look so much cooler. I'm obsessed with taking photos of our cat, too!

Mrs. Chic said...

Looking like a pro! I love those black and white pics

Alexis L. of One Grand Home said...

That's a handsome family you've got there, folks and critters.

Kate @ Twenty-Six 2 Life said...

Love the photos! Pets are easy targets and I always think the photo turns out better just because they are so darn cute! Those are GREAT shots of your family too!

Sara said...

So, you totally got the camera that I have been wanting for awhile! You'll have to tell me what you think of it once you adapt to it. I got a Nikon Coolpix camera this christmas...and I do love it. It has a lot more settings and features that I ever thought it would and it will be nice to have a small camera to go with my canon rebel that i hope to get someday soon :) Enjoy!

Kristi W. said...

Great shots! Lol at "enhance" !

Maria Killam said...

Your answer was right on :) And I love your photos, they are amazing, when I get my coffee book deal, I'll hire you to take the photos (dream on right :)
Happy New Year!
Maria

kitliz @ DIYdiva said...

Love the second puppy pic! Good lighting, and she's definitely giving you The Look.

Kim said...

Great pics - I'm sure you are loving that new camera!!