Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rainy days and Thursdays always....

are interesting with 2 boys in the house!

I didn't realize that I had dressed the boys both in yellow shirts until they were sitting on my kitchen table with some of the daffodils from our yard. How could I pass up this perfect opportunity to take some sunny photos on a dreary day.

I swiped Tracey's camera cause, well, it rocks. My camera is dog doo compared to his, plus I haven't really had a chance to mess around with the 85mm.

I'm taking a class from an awesome neighbor and fabulously fun teacher and I finally feel comfortable shooting in full manual. I rarely shoot in auto, but mostly have relied on AV or TV. These photos are all fully manual (except for one or two of Aaron by himself...was just trying to compare what settings auto would give me). I know I need to work on the focus issues, but it gets a little tricky when not using a flash or tripod and there isn't much light since it's puring rain outside. A 1.8 is where I had to shoot to keep my shutter speed at 1/60, not really allowing a full range of focus. (JEN! JEN! Are you proud of me? Am I getting it?)

BTW - Jen is having an awesome giveaway to announce her new photography blog! Be sure to check it out and leave a comment for your chance to win some itunes!

My Mamarazzi Life. (How cute is that!)

Anyhow, here you have it. Some sunny photos on a dreary day!


Jennifer said...

Love it!! What awesome photos all in manual to boot~! you rock. The yellow just makes me ubber happy! Thanks for the link too~

Sheryl said...

Very cute photos, Kristy. All that yellow has got to raise your mood, no? I almost never shoot photos in anything other than auto - I'm too scared!

Shellieh said...

oh Kristy, adorable pictures! and did you dress them both in yellow just for pictures? You must have, cause it's perfect! :D

Dan said...

Great pictures. And cute as ever models. Keep up the good work.

Jenn said...

love the photos! Wish I could take pictures like that

Kate said...

Your kids are DARLING (unlike your freakshow brother SEAN) and your photography is AWESOME!!!