Here are a few more from my recent 2 yr old session. I'm going to have the hardest time narrowing down the photos from this session! I always seem to worry that I'm not going to get anything good and then overshoot and get myself into heaps of trouble in the culling process. I swear, 70% of my time in post processing is in selecting the images to retouch. I've narrowed it down to around 85 images that I love. GRRRR!
Here are a few of the ones that were easy to pick.
ETA: I shot pretty much the entire session in aperture priority. I almost always do this when shooting small children because they are so unpredictable. On this particular day I had plenty of light, so I set the ISO at a very flexible and relatively noiseless level and forgot it. Then I set to aperture priority and at times adjusted exposure compensation....for example, when the image was back lit. I find that this technique works best when I'm shooting a subject that is constantly moving about causing constantly varying lighting situations.
6. Trying to decide what to do about the crop on this one. This is actually straight...the chair was on a sort of slope down towards the left. Here he's upright, but the chair is obviously crooked. I can't decide if making it more crooked would improve it...or if it's okay the way it is.
IMG_2561 copy FACEBOOK by amberbella, on Flickr
7. One of the proud parents. I could kill myself cause moments after this, the little boy started hugging his mom's leg and I just missed it! It would have been such a great shot!
IMG_2827-Edit FACEBOOK by amberbella, on Flickr