Thursday, November 5, 2009

ATWT – Attempting the Christmas card shot

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It’s getting to be that time. Christmas card time. Being a “professional” photographer (I still use that term pretty loosely) I really try to get decent pictures of my own kids. I mean, if I can’t manage to get a good shot of mine, what chance do I have of getting THIER kids to look good?? The nice thing is that for several years I’ve gone digital. I can shoot all afternoon and maybe get one or two shots that I’m happy with. For example:

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What you see is pleasant, smiling, seated kids.

Here’s just a taste of what you DIDN’T see….

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All told I took 67 pictures. I think I got one or two I like. My advice to you? Keep shooting, there’s bound to be one!!!

12 comments:

tinahead81 said...

LOL...i love this!! last year i took almost 80 of my kids and got one of them looking nice! this year my daughter can't stand my son(she has special needs), and throws a FIT whenever he is near her...i may have to photoshop them in together!!


your children are gorgeous!

Susie said...

That's good advice!

♥georgie♥ said...

Mel-I LOVE that last pic...I actually prefer the more candid over the posed....your such a great photographer

Mrs4444 said...

Yeah, that's the great thing about digital cameras :) You've got a couple of winners here...

Heather said...

I LOVE the last one! Hilarious! I have a ton like that too, and sometimes I use them instead of the nice ones!!! xoxox

★ MamaKat ★ said...

That is always how it is with my boys!

I LOVE the second of the four, with the little one kind of "looking up" to the other three. :)

Mommy 2 Bears said...

I love the photo concept. Really great. I do the same thing with my digital camera. I can't imagine how much film I would waste or moments I would miss without it.

Ladynred said...

Yah! tell me about that! Hubby`would say I'm gone crazy again shooting with my kids.
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Emilie said...

I ran into the same issue at the pumpkin patch and took about 60 shots but only got one that was "ok". I think I need to just try, try again! It is just so much easier with one.

Great shots though! Love the bench.

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The Mom Jen said...

That last one is hilarious. I know we'll be doing the same thing soon with the same results! ♥

homeschoolceo said...

Great shot! I love the third one too :D

I just went through the same thing :D

Heather said...

I love your shot lol!!! The one where they are all laughing is so adorable. I'm prone to taking photos like that and I only have two babies lol