Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Playing w/ Portraits
Today I got out my tripod to try some portraits.
The last time we used the tripod was for a big family pic at my sister's house.
It worked pretty well!
When I took Aiden's picture the other day, it made me want to learn to photograph better portraits. So I figured "practice makes perfect". Good think I have kids who love to pose for pics!
Emily wanted to pose with her kitty:
Matt tried to be very serious:
And Michael balanced a lion on his head:
I wanted to try using the tripod since I get a little shaky when trying to be too still. I expeced it to make me feel limited, though, since it was less mobile.
I was surprised to find that I loved using it!
The tripod made it so easy to take picture after picture without worrying about the pics being blurry because I didn't hold still enough or trying to make sure I was still focussed where I needed to be.
I just set the person where I wanted them (next to the window for natural lighting), focused in how I wanted it to be, then forgot about all of that and just watched for great moments to happen.
Very nice! I think my tripod might just become one of my best friends!