Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Peaceful newborn with teal-green flying saucer

I started my photographical journey after a woefully untalented studio photographer told my sister and I that is was impossible to make our newborns look good. Do I even have a copy of that picture? They looked terrible. After that, I decided that I could make a newborn look good in a picture and I started practicing on any little human I could get my hands on.

At first, I took pictures of Emma with my really bad point and shoot camera that I paid $400 for. The flash was too bright, but the camera wouldn't take pictures without it inside. Then I practiced on Mandy with a nice SLR camera, but a crumby lens. Now with Remi, I have an even nicer camera (Canon  EOS 40D) and a good portrait lens (50mm 1.8). I have no excuse if I can't take good pictures. Well, except that taking pictures of a quiet, sedate newborn is harder than in looks....




He is quiet. He is sedate. He is precious. But try, just try to take that pacifier out of his mouth. I dare you.





I moved on to his feet, thinking I could get enough depth of field to blur out the teal-green pacifyer. No such luck. Remi would like everyone to know that his deep sleep will end suddenly if that plug comes out of his face.





Cute toes. Nice flying saucer on the baby's face. This is one for the baby book.





The house is quiet. It is 80 degrees in this room. Let me just.... try and... ease the pacifier away.... 





It just means I have to keep practicing and I can't think of anything I would rather do.
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6 comments:

Shawna said...

There is little I would rather do than see your practice shots. He is amazingly beautiful, "sucky" or not. (Madison's word for pacifier. She gives it to her doll now and tells her doll...'Have a suck'.)

Kellie said...

I bet you're having a lot of fun taking pictures of him right now! I wish I could go back and have a decent camera starting from the day Grace was born. Her newborn pictures are a far cry from Ethan's. I had a point & shoot when he was a newborn as well but never used the flash and got much nicer photos.

Love the texture on the brown blanket!

My kids neither one would take a pacifier. While it may not look pretty in photos I bet it's a lifesaver!

Choco Girl said...

CUUUUUTE!

Andee said...

He is all mine tomorrow!!

Grandma Sherri said...

Precious with and without the flying saucer!! What's this Andee gets him tomorrow?? Life is so unfair at times!!!

Cathy said...

Oh yes, you HAVE to keep practicing! You go girl! :-)