Hi guys ....
well ... I finally convinced the guys it was time for this year's family photo shoot. But the photog (friend) who normally does the job for us was not available and we're kinda under a time crunch, so I dragged out the tripod and tried my hand with the timer. Among other lessons I learned this year are ... (1) I really need a remote shutter release and (2) it is SO worth it to have our friend take these photos each year!
Despite those lessons ...
it went ... OK. A front was trying to blow in, so we had clouds then sun. It was fairly hot (for this time of year - mid 80s at 9am) and ridiculously humid. *sigh* I *should* have taken that into consideration - I was running back and forth, back and forth and worked up quite a sweat. I should have chosen a different venue, but .... hind sight, 20/20, and all that jazz.
DH's glasses are always an issue. they're transition lenses and they darken the moment he steps outside. Bouncing light on them only makes it worse. The wind was whipping my hair all around. And Loli is 8 (need I say more?).
But despite all that ... I'd still love a little feed back if you don't mind.
all pics taken w/ my nifty 50mm at 100 iso
1. f/4 ss=1/800
2. f/4 ss=1/800
3. f/4 ss=1/200
4. f/4 ss=1/200
5. f/3.2 ss=1/160
6. f/4.5 ss=1/80
that last one is my favorite of the day.
and here's a bonus ... this is what the Christmas card will look like this year ...
wasn't my favorite of the options I gave the boys, but this is the one they voted for, so ...