Tuesday, January 20, 2009
On Sunday, we celebrated M's 9th birthday. It was a small, family affair as is the case with each of the girl's birthdays. Celebrating with friends is a separate occasion, so they can hang out with their friends and the rest of us don't have to. I kid. But not really.
I brought my new camera and used the girls for practice. There is bench in my sister's kitchen that sits in front of a sliding glass door. It was letting in lots of soft light, so I took advantage. I played around with my settings, trying to keep faces lit while not completely blowing out the window. Didn't always work...
I was fairly successful with some of my attempts, and K was a willing model.
M, on the other hand, quietly tolerated it, but clearly wasn't thrilled.
I'm still happy with the pictures—it's not always necessary to have a big smile for a good photo.
C was her normal whirling dervish self and never sat still long enough for pictures. I did get one of her and K at their birthday celebration a month and a half ago. Their birthdays are a day apart, so the family gets together for both.
(Clearly this photo was taken with my point and shoot. Can I just tell you how much I'm loving my DSLR? So much!)