Thursday, August 19, 2010

{Embrace} the Camera



It was rainy and gloomy all day yesterday. I like the rain, but I was beginning to think that I'd never get any good lighting for an Embrace the Camera shot. So, I decided to embrace the gloom instead. I googled tips for taking silhouetted pictures, set my camera up on a chair on top of a table, set the self timer with continuous shot, scrambled in front of the nearest window, and let 'er click!









And since I'm now addicted to taking silhouetted pictures (ok, just pictures in general)... Here are some with both of my handsome guys:



22 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Gosh.

    These are FANTASTIC! Love, love, love.

    Also, why does Joseph look soo little in pictures? In pictures I think, "Oh he and Colton are totally the same size!" Um, not so much.

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  2. GORGEOUS! These are just perfect!

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  3. I LOVE these! The ones of you holding him in the air are priceless!

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  4. These look awesome!!! They would look really good printed also! Awesome idea.

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  5. I LOOOOOOVE silhouette pictures! Very nice job my friend. ;)

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  6. Great photos! I am now googling how to do the same. I am jealous.

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  7. These are very nice pictures!! I think I might try them too!

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  8. Those are cool! Love the silhouettes.

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  9. Oh, so pretty! I want to learn how to do that! Also, I live in NOVA. :)

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  10. Wow! I am SUPER impressed and just might have to try this idea. The pictures came out amazingly well!

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  11. so creative! beautiful shots!

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  12. These are brilliant!!!! I must try this when she's born! What a sweet family you are!

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  13. beautiful! and it's amazing how similar the profiles of your son and his dad are! :-D

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  14. OMG! Fabulous photos. The silhouettes are so adorable. You captured them so beautifully. What time of day did you do this? It was perfect timing. Great job.

    Michelle
    banana pancakes

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  15. To answer some questions: I took these photos around 4 in the afternoon with the camera set on creative auto and the flash turned off. I did some editing in picasa to highlight the silhouettes and bring out the shadows. I recommend googling tips on silhouetted photos. They helped me!

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