I am so discouraged right now! I feel like I totally suck at taking pictures of my kids. I know I don't practice that nearly as much as other stuff because it stresses me out, and because I hate my kids to feel like they constantly have a camera in their faces... but gee, it is upsetting to want so badly to get a great photo and then be disappointed!
Yesterday I had the rare chance to dress my daughter up for church (usually we don't dress up because we go to a house church), so I decided to try to do an ultra-quick "studio" set-up before we headed out in the morning. Problem #1, her light dress was too bright and shiny. Bigger problem #2, it was very bright and I did not realize that even with the kids right in front of the window, I would get such a colour cast from our annoying yellow and orange walls (painted before we moved in). Problem #3, my son would not look at the camera directly at all. So I did my best and got some so-so images, but I can't get all the colour cast out, and I can't seem to process them right to deal with some of the lighting issues. Does anyone have advice on the colour cast issue in particular, and any other problems that spring to mind when you look at them?
And while I'm doing a CC thread, I took these two shots today, lying on the ground underneath the swing. Do either of them work, or is the sun flare just too overpowering?
Thank you in advance sincerely, from the bottom of my frustrated heart!