Monday, September 26, 2011

photog attempts with sun flare and lyla - fail

I know it seems like I post a lot of adorable pictures of Ruby, because let's face it, she is so darn cute. But I think that everyone should know that I really think that Lyla is also such a cutie and has such a gorgeous face. The trouble is getting that gorgeous face to present itself at its best on camera. Which is why I haven't posted many cute pictures of her.

So, today the light was good and I decided to go out in my backyard to practice getting photo's with "sun flare" (by the way, I suck at this technique!). So, I dressed both my girls up, but with the intention of getting a really cute one of Lyla and if we have time, try to get a sister photo. So, I tell Lyla to stand and smile to get my first shots to see what adjustments I need to make and this is what I got from her...

(Doesn't this picture above remind you of the guy from Bloodsport when he gets chalk powder (or whatever it was) thrown into his eyes? GREAT movie!)

and then...

and my favorite...

A couple of these things come to mind for the above picture:
  1. Voldemort (with hair) throwing the killing curse at someone he's got issues with. Or maybe Bellatrix (sp?)
  2. "Psycho Killer.... fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better" Haha! I love her!
Either way, this girl is here to INTIMIDATE! Be scared.

Anyhoo, after a couple of these photo's I realized 1) they look horrible (lighting and such) and 2) my daughter can be lethal ;)

So I tried to get her to sit down and do a new angle and after telling her she could watch a show if she just smiled and looked cute for the camera, this was the best I got...

And then I told her I was going to come tickle her and got the first genuine smile out of her...


After another failed attempt to get a decent picture of Lyla (and good sun flare), I decided to try out Ruby and got this cute pic...

I really do like this picture but as Nate said, you can't really tell that it's supposed to be "sun flare" so it just looks like her hair is on fire, haha! What can I say? I'm learning :)

6 comments:

KatieBug said...

i love all of them but I totally love the one of ruby at the end! she's so cute!

Isaac and Francie said...

So cute! That is so fun that you can do photography! Thank you thank you for capturing little Trenton as a newborn. Several of those picts are in the front room. Also, you have such a big fun yard! So jealous!

Brooke said...

they look so cute. lyla is hilarious. a real sun flare is hard and often times unintentional. also, there is an action that adds a sun flare into your photo. i think nowadays a lot of sun flares are fake. i'm not quite positive if that is true, but maybe.

Lizzy said...

I think Ruby's hair looks cool when it is on fire. :) And I LOVE her in those pigtails!

Stacy said...

Have you tried gum/candy? That's always my fallback to get Annabelle to smile! Though her fake smiles are not even close to a REAL smile... so hard to catch.

Haley said...

Oh my gosh, funniest pictures EVER! I was laughing out loud. Then I showed Ty and he started laughing outloud. Those photos are priceless.