Saturday, September 13, 2008

Caught Some Rays

Quick...the sun came out!
Grab the camera!!
My class assignment for Tuesday night is to take some outdoor portraits. We have had nothing but cloudy weather, and was predicted to have nothing but cloudy, wet, rainy weather. So Friday when the sun came out for a little while and I grabbed the camera and said..."let's go"!!! Scott didn't have much choice but to be my model. Now don't get the wrong impression when you see his pictures and he is not smiling. I didn't want him to. I wanted some serious looking pictures, I like serious, I like looks that are not staged or forced smiles. Just the natural look.
This is my Head and Shoulders Only shot.
Vertical position.

Here is the Head and Shoulders Shot in the horizontal position.
Oops, I forgot the pop-up flash or reflector light!
Darn it!

This is the Reclining position, with my "interesting" angle,
What do you think?
Typical man if you ask me!
should have had the lawn mower beside him!

3/4 length pose looking "off camera"

Might be pushing this one--Full Length "seated"??
Do you think I will get away with him being on the ground seated?

The next three are the three I need to chose from:

I am to do a pose of my own creative she said.

So which one do you like the most?

Of course I have my favorite.

(Pose #1)

(Pose #2)

(Pose #3)

Well, what do you think, do you think they are good enough to turn in for my assignment? Give me some ideas or suggestions (especially Amy, Kim and Cara!!! my photographer friends) on things I need to be looking for and doing different. Of course I probably wont get any sun light between now and Tuesday night, but I might. So suggestions are welcomed!!!!

Oh by the way, did I mention it was nearly 90 degrees and humidity 110%. I was not in the mood to be outside very long, shot during the wrong time of the day, and I noticed I needed to be up higher on the shot where he is looking off (3/4 pose). How do I get the glare off the magazine? Just re shoot it in the cloud cover maybe? and notice his feet are not as "sharp" as the rest of the picture? What's up with that? Advice, advice I am asking for it from anyone.

Also...these are raw pictures, we are not suppose to edit them...we are suppose to get it "right" the first time. We will edit later. Ok, I will wait for you to tell me what to look for.


Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Well, I am no photographer, but I think you did a great job! How fun!

Debbie said...

I'm no photographer either, but am amazed you got Scott to help on this! Easier than using one of your "babies" though LOL. He is a trooper!!

I think you're doing great!

Homesteader in Training said...

You did a great job Lisa! My favorite was #2 out of the 3 on the bottom. Sometimes a good close up is hard to do but you nailed it! GReat job!

Michelle said...

They all look great. So if the teacher says anything different, you tell them to contact ME.

Out of the three...mmm...mmmm. Number 2 I guess. A good closeup is always a good choice

Reddirt Woman said...

Hi Lisa... I came over from Shay's Mom's place when I saw the comment about the Sooners, and yes, they did look great! I lived up in Bartlesville for twelve years, so when I saw that you were taking photos for a class assignment I thought maybe you were going to take them at the Rose Garden at Philbrook or Woodward Park, but I enjoyed your shots anyway. I especially liked the hammock shot and #2 was my favorite of the last 3, but I can't help you w/ any of the technical stuff. I just know what I like and I like your photos.

And, yes, I'm also an Okie and a Sooner fan. I'll be back!

Helen G.

Mental P Mama said...

I like #2 the best. And I think Scott looks downright Presidential in those first shots...

Amy said...


First must say, "great work!" I like #2 best. I can see that you really thought about these - it's awesome that your hubby was so cooperative. He has nice eyes! Having said that, my reccomendation would be to watch the light. Next time try to move him in a spot where you can see the light and your reflection in his eyes! This makes the eyes come to life! I think the poses that you used were great.

You must be having so much fun learning all that new stuff. It does get a bit addictive, don't you think? I would seriously pay someone to let me take pictures of them - how lame, I know! I had a paid shoot (me getting paid that is) scheduled for today, but it's raining - ugh!!!

Well I hope you have a great day. Great job!

Anonymous said...

I vote for Pose #2. Love you, Jill

Sage said...

I guess I'll be different. I like pose #1 the best. You are doing a great job with that new camera. Have fun!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Pose #2 is my personal favorite.

Those photos are looking GOOD!