Howdy Everyone ...
This week is spring break for my boy. I'm working most of the week, but I took off half a day on Monday to run some errands and spend some time w/ my little man. I even bribed him w/ a play date at our house w/ his best friend (read: 3 hours solid of video games and ice cream). In exchange, he agreed to give me a short photo shoot.
I *really* wanted to get some nice spring shots for the seasons COTW, but as my luck would have it, we woke up to a cold front yesterday morning and the barefoot in the grass thoughts I had were just not going to happen.
SO ... I switched gears. One of our errands was to pick up lunch to take back to DH's office before heading home for the ice cream/video game extravaganza. And next to our favorite lunch spot is this run down old building that I've been itching to use for a shoot. So ... with a quick stop by wal-mart for some suspenders and pilfering DH's hat collection, we took off for our shoot.
I was going for a Great Depression type feel. I'd love your feedback on whether or not I achieved that look. Any and all feed back appreciated. I'm a big girl and I'm trying ever so hard to get better.
All shots taken w/ my 50mm at 400 ISO (it was overcast as all get out due to the fact that it rained up until 30 minutes before the shoot). Some shots I used my speed light for fill. I still struggle using it.
1. f/3.5 ss=1/200
2. f/4.5 ss=1/200
3. f/4.5 ss=1/200
4. f/3.5 ss=1/200
I know the shoes kinda killed the authenticity of the shoot. :+( The only shoes he had that fit w/ the theme were the wrong color, so I decided to go w/ his sneakers. In retrospect, as I converted so many of these shots to sepia tones, I don't think the shoes being the wrong color would have mattered so much. Next time I'll bring them and at least try to get a few shots with them.
Anyway ... here are a few in others taken in the general area around the restaurant - I especially loved the red door. No CC needed here as these were just for fun and by the time we got to them, Logan had pretty much had enough mugging for the camera.
Logan took this one of me. He's getting more and more comfortable w/ my camera. When I eventually upgrade (ha ha ha), I may have to pass this body on to him.