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

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Makeshift Studio

This is a picture of my 'makeshift studio', for Paula. Basically, what I do is take my drapes down (they are just long pieces of fabric) and then clothespin them back onto the rod to cover the entire window, after creating a soft drape on either side. I laid a white tablecloth on the floor. In some of the photos I used a beanbag for seating, which I laid UNDER the tablecloth. To the right, I have my sewing desk (which is usually in the window...so I just moved it out of the way) and I put some more white fabric there with a light bulb next to it. This was my makeshift lighting-which did not really work very well. But, hey, I tried. I guess if I wanted all NATURAL lighting, I shouldn't have done it at dusk! ;-) The dark spots on the white are pieces of dried rosepetals-now crushed to smithereens.

I have been meaning to do a 'photoshoot' for MONTHS now but have been procrastinating. Seeing what it does to my living room, can you blame me?!?! Well, I DID it and I am happy and I hope that my MOM is happy.

Not all the photos I posted are 'frame worthy', but each one is dear to me-whether in the expressions on the children's faces or in the portrayal of the fun spunk of it all. So, I hate to be so redundant, but I had to post all my favorites, even if the differences are subtle. VERY subtle! If you think THIS is a lot, I hate to say it, but I only posted about half that I took!

(Mental Note: Taking 'posed' shot of the Panda was near impossible. Don't try this again for a LOOONG time....)
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Wendy said...

The pictures and studio are fabulous!! Have you ever thought of trying to do some of the Anne Geddes ones? I really like the one in the fathers hands, and also the one from the book you sent...where they are in a stocking looking like a tear drop...I suppose your kids are a little too big for that...but that kind of photography is so cool to me.

Rebecca said...

Actually, in the next picture down I was just commenting about it! I would LOVE to do that kind of stuff and plan to TRY-although I know that SOME of the stuff is digitally mastered.

I thought of those exact same poses too! I also like the ones with Celine Dion in them and think maybe when our next one is still an itty bitty, I could pull that off using the timer on my camera...

smilnsigh said...

And as to ALL your photos of the children, how would anyone pick one!?! Or even two!?!

I hope you have them all on a cd disc or whatever one does, to save pictures, forever and ever and ever.