Thursday, January 28, 2010

Flash or no flash

Last week I took my almost 5 year old son, Cole, to the circus. We had a great time! I had told myself that I would live in the moment and not take too many pictures and not stress out about it, and I didn't. Take too many pictures that is. We went early to the pre-show and got to see some aerialists up close. I took on picture on auto (with the flash). Yikes! I knew it wasn't going to be good. This is what I got:


Not the best. So then as we stood there I quickly changed over to manual and gave it a try:


Much better! I do wish that I would have had more time (and closer seats!) to play with the spot lighting in that arena, but Cole and I had a great time and I did learn a quick lighting lesson. Stay tuned for pictures from a baby's birth that is happening TODAY! I can't wait to try my hand at birth photography. This is something I have been wanting to try, to capture those tender moments, those tiny hands and feet, to witness the miracle of life at a distance, and to give the family a rememberance of those first minutes with their sweet child.

Happy Thursday!


Sheree said...

wow! what a difference! amazing shot, christy!

Kelli Curtis said...

Shooting manually (and without camera flash) can have such a huge difference, as your photos show! Looks lovely!

Timber said...

Beautiful photo! I can't wait to see the baby photo shoot!!! :D