Finally some photos I can share =)

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Finally some photos I can share =)

It's been awhile I know. For those who don't have me on their flickr, these are my most recent edits. Some from July. I am a little behind but not really because I haven't really been taking many photos...just lots of snaps some with my P&S and some with my 40D.

This year I took my family's photos. Usually we'd go to some studio to get them done but after last years experience, I decided to save us some money and do it myself. Smile and I did them in my moms new home on her couch in the living room. All I used was my tripod and speedlight. Biggrin I am very proud..but also very self conscious to be posting these here. So I might take them down in a couple days. First here are some pictures of my brother. We didn't get a chance to go somewhere nice to take pics so I took them right outside my parents yard in some shade. He wanted to wear white even though I told him not to. Blum 3 oh well...it wasn't that bad.

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ISO 100
30mm

this one in my moms living room. I really liked all the colors of that thing (what is it called?) on the couch so I left it in. The only thing that bugs me is that the curtains in the back aren't exactly in the middle but everything else I like. Smile

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1/80
ISO 125
used my 30mm lens and speedlite.

family photo same settings as above.

and another family photo. this one really means a lot to me. i don't know if you all remember last year when my parents home burned down and they lost everything and me and my brother lost all of our childhood things. I saw a picture of my dad from that time and he looked so sad and so much older. It makes me happy that they now have a new home and lots of things again. Smile This new home came with all the furniture that they needed! Everything. It was a blessing. And this past summer was definitely a new beginning. Smile My moms new dog has also helped her to fill that empty spot in her heart after losing 3 of her pets. So she needed to be in the pic too Wink sorry but i do not like the way i look in this picture :oops: i totally forgot to do my hair that day. ugh!

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1/60
ISO 125
50mm and speedlite
And we've all taken pics of baby bums Smile I LOVE this one of my son. If this is inappropriate let me know I will take it down.

my moms cat lazing around Smile

and a couple weekends ago. I didn't take very many pictures. I really need to learn how to see more creatively! this one is in my siggy but just a bit bigger so you can see it better Smile I really love this one! I know..its just mommy goggles. Smile
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ISO 100

cc not necessary but welcomed Smile I can't exactly go back and retake my family photos though since they are an ocean away Sad I hope I can take better pics later on. My home isn't that clean all the time (and its small) so i can't exactly take photos of my kids inside. It would just be snaps all the time, you know...distracting background, etc. Smile thanks for looking...and i have a few more on my flickr. I hope to add more later on. I really wish I could take more shots of my brother though. I know he'd appreciate it and I could use the practice...but alas...there is an ocean between us. :-?

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and just to share...just a couple of snaps..i have lots of them that I need to upload but these ones are already on my flickr. Blum 3 just wanted to share! SOOC no editing what so ever. Taken with my P&S.


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Oh you did great!

I love # 1 its a lovely shot and the background is just fine IMHO

Your family pictures are great and as it symbolises the new beginning for you family, I think that makes it priceless.

Gotta love a bum shot Biggrin This one ig so sute and I love the tippy toes

Oh I love frogs... especially little ones!

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That bum shot is too cute, love everything about it!

The family pictures are good too. I need to do that. I like the pic of your brother. Of course, it would have been easier if he didn't wear white, but I think it's a good one.

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thanks Smile the white i didn't mind after I found out that I actually didn't blow it in camera. That was great! I have always blown whites in camera but I have gotten to know my camera a bit more. Blum 3

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I love the first one, that looks natural. The second one of him looks unnatural to me.. maybe the way he's looking off to the side? The family photos are great, too! I wish I could see those little kiddie toes, though. Hehe! But I bet it was hard enough just getting them to look at the same time. The baby bum is adorable! And your story about your parents is very touching. I'm happy to hear that they are doing so much better now and are much happier. You did a good job capturing that.

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thank you Smile i tried to pay attention to the toes and feet and stuff but its not so easy with more than one person Biggrin i think the SOOC shot has their toes in the picture though but I tried to get the background a bit even and the crop I was using just wasn't working out so much to get those chopped hands/toes/whatever in the picture. I figured since it was just of my family that doesn't matter too much Smile I haven't had the chance of shooting other people so I haven't really focused too much on that area yet. I'm sure once the time comes though I will watch out about cutting off things Biggrin

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I am impressed that you got yourself in the pics! And your mom's afghan is awesome! Love the baby bum pic. The processing on it looks great!

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afghan ..that's the word i was looking for Smile thanks .... I set the timer and ran over to get myself in the pics...it was interesting Blum 3

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I saw these on FB, and loved them. but baby butt wasn't there - that is so freakin' cute!!!

I can't stick around for CC, I'll have to come back for that later. But so glad you shared these here, I was wondering if you were going to.

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You need to get a remote shutter release for your camera (me too, for that matter). Your family pictures came out GREAT, imho!!!! And I truly love that first one of your brother (quite the handsome young man at that). I find guys really hard to work with, but you did an awesome job here!

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thank you! Smile I wish I could practice more on him! He is very photogenic (imo hehe) and loves to pose. Smile and just loves to get his picture taken! and yes I really need to get a remote. I found one on ebay once shipping from Hong Kong I think but I'll have to go looking for one again since bhphotovideo doesn't carry any remotes for the 40D just the corded shutter releases. Which I don't need.

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It is so nice to see you here again Loida! Smile

The pic of your brother is really nice, and you did a great job with a family pic! Very sharp and both kids looking at the camera, what a miracle! LOL! Nice job.

Beautiful afghan too. We had one like that growing up, but I have no idea what happened to it... Sad

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Welcome back Loida! How very special to have a famly photo, I bet your parents are thrilled to have it. Smile

LOVE LOVE LOVE the baby bum!!!

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Yay! Loida. Your daughter and son are oh so much bigge than when I remembered. Your family picture is great. I need a remote for my 40D too, so I can be in the picture. How did you manage to take it?

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Timer...and then I rushed over to my spot and composed myself as quickly as I could Lol I'm surprised more pictures didn't come out with me with a funny expression hehehe