Saturday, April 9, 2011

Project 52 - Week 7 [Catch Up]

I've decided that I'm going to try and catch up on my missed weeks for Project 52.  It might take me a while but I'll eventually have 52 entries.

One of the reasons I wanted to learn to take nice pictures is that I love to capture candid pictures of my friends and family.  I love the journalistic style of pictures where you capture a person in a very genuine moment.  One thing I've learned is a good candid shot still needs a lot of preparation.  You have to make sure your exposure is correct, the lighting is flattering, and the background/foreground will make a pretty picture.  Alot of the photographers that I follow tend to take alot of these candid type shots.  I love them. 

So when my friend LB asked me to take pictures of her and her family, I had to study up on how I would shoot them.  You may remember that I posted some pictures of her son, Silas, back in January.  LB and family are moving back to the states on Monday so it became imperative that we found some time to take pictures.  Unfortunately, our schedules have never worked out where we're both in Canberra at the same time.  Thankfully, on their last weekend in town, we were able to make it work.

We decided to meet up at around 8am so that we could try and catch some of the morning light.  But when we woke up, it was very foggy and overcast.  I got up a bit early so I could go check out the location Leah had suggested and to see if the weather was going to cooperate.  Thankfully, it was clear enough that I thought we could continue with the shoot.

Silas was very busy during the whole shoot.  I think he liked the shots where he could run around the best though he sometimes didn't like it when I got in his way.  He didn't much like the posed sitting shots but he cooperated for a few of them.

Below are some of my favorites from the session.  Thanks to LB for letting me practice with her and the family and thank you for letting me post them to the blog.


This is probably my favorite one!
Autumn Leaves

What's going on?

I had to include this one.  Silas wanted nothing to do with the wet grass.
This sucks!


Mom and Dad!


  1. Thanks for a fantastic photo shoot!!

    Seriously, we had a photo shoot with someone else a few months back, and we were tense & stressed out during the whole thing, and didn't get many good end products. On the contrary, you were the perfect photographer. You made us totally relaxed & we actually had fun doing it! Plus, there were SO many of the photos that I LOVED! It's going to be so hard to pick which ones we want to put on the 'family wall' that I'm planning in our new house. Thanks -- you're awesome!

  2. Yes, I think the Autumn leaves is the best also. Love the vivid colors that came out. Good job.

  3. Lovely! I especially like the shot with the leaves.