What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Foto Friday: Don't STOP!

Just pretend it is Friday, not Saturday today. I won't feel so bad.

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It isn't hard to turn out nice photographs when your subjects aren't exactly hard on the eyes, but even gorgeous subjects can have awkward moments. I hope the girls don't KILL me for posting these two photos but they crack me up every time...and happen to be a perfect illustration for a Foto Friday Tip.

That is, DON'T TAKE JUST ONE.

So, the hair, makeup, location, lighting and EVERYTHING is perfect. Wonderful. Still, don't take just one and call it good. The smile is fabulous? STILL, take another, just in case.

Here Caroline is "serenely" picking flowers in a field:



That expression SURE looks serene!

If I hadn't have snapped another just moments later, I wouldn't have gotten this shot:



And not to just pick on Caroline (actually, I am not picking on either of them, more on MYSELF for snapping the picture at that moment), Abby had a funny Foto moment too.

I was leaning above her in the grass and my fingers snapped the picture the VERY moment she tried to nonchalantly blow a bug off her chin. I mean, she was GOOD. I wouldn't have even noticed anything happened unless I didn't see it perfectly preserved on my camera. !!



But lookie here:



Now isn't she perdy?

I won't even tell you how important it is to take more than one picture while taking photos of groups.

These girls were all very accommodating to my snap-happy finger, like I mentioned, I took about 200 pictures. You don't have to go THAT far, but please don't just stop at one.

Your hard drive will hate me after this tip, but you will love me.

Of THIS I am certain.
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3 comments:

Simply Vintagegirl said...

What lovely ladies!

Joyfully in Christ,
Emily Rose

...they call me mommy... said...

GREAT tip! I usually go the other way and take like 300 jpegs of EVERYTHING!


Groaning hard drive ALERT!!! :)

Caroline said...

Rebecca, i laughed so hard when i saw that pic.hehe I remember trying to pull the flower and it was so hard. NO i dont hate you at all you always have to put the fun ones on too! :)