Thursday, July 29, 2010

Photo Shoot

The other day Michelle did a photo shoot with Elizabeth. Michelle is our resident photographer.

She has done most of her photo shoots with inanimate objects. I have been encouraging her to do more with people. Her biggest challenge is shyness. She isn't sure she is able to boss older people around. A little sister is no problem though, so she started there.

I really like this picture. These are the new pants that Grandma found for her. Michelle bought me a bouquet of flowers and then borrowed a few of them back.

Another of my faves. Elizabeth is such a happy, healthy, child. We all really enjoy her! Michelle is interested in doing something artistic as a job, and photography is one thing she enjoys and is good at. I told her that she needs to learn to shoot people well. Cause that's where the money is.

I am not sure what is up with all the angled photos, but Michelle really likes that slightly off center perspective.
Which is your favorite?


  1. Awww!! Tell Michelle she did a good job!! I <3 the one next to your garage.Elizabeth looks so happy!!

  2. Michelle did a great job! I like the interesting angles.

    Here's a tip she can try to get natural "eye popping" pictures (a lot of photographers pop the eyes in photoshop, but it can be done naturally.)
    Have your subject face the light and move them around a bit until you see the light bouncing off their eyes - often referred to as 'catch light.' This works well if the subject is standing in the shade so the rest of their face isn't blown out by the bright sunshine. Alternately, it could be done early morning or late evening when the sun light is a lot softer. I'll post an example to your FB wall as I did two pictures this week thinking I might blog about it one day :)