Sunday, September 13, 2009

Nine Months Old!!

My almost-walking, 14 lb 6 oz, baby girl Lilly!

One sunny morning this week I decided we'd put Lilly in a cute dress and head outside for a walk... and I'd bring the camera along to see if I could capture some nice pictures. It's too late to ask Anna this time, so if I couldn't do it then I was out of luck! I felt a little pressure to get it right.

Here's the problem with pressure. I never want Lilly to dread taking pictures. I've been checking out photo blogs lately. The folks who capture amazing images always seem to be HAVING FUN!! The photographer is having fun... the people in the photographs are having fun! That's how I want to take pictures... Find something wonderful to do, take lovely photos to remember the good times had.

Oh! The Fall Leaves!! Endless Fascination!!
Lilly's fourth season!

I'm still learning to use the DSLR I got for my birthday... but THIS is why I wanted it sooo very baddly! Lilly is NINE MONTHS OLD! And I can take finally decent pictures to document the occasion!

Images I'd be happy to have in a frame

The old railroad bridge in Rockford.
I'm glad to have a shot of it before we move...
even if it's a bit dark and noisy.

I am by no means a professional photographer. I have a L O N G way to go before I can meet my goal of taking good exposures in any light. If anyone ever reads this you can feel free to tell me how to improve. But this is where I am right now in my learning process. And I have to admit I'm pretty pleased with myself!

I'm already a creative professional, so this may be a bit easier for me to pick up than your average joe. It's my job to communicate ideas with images. I understand composition and color and know how to use tools like Photoshop. I strive to use photoshop with a light and invisible hand. There are a lot of CHEESY photoshop effects out there.

Just because I can, doesn't mean I should.

A light hand for my sweet lovable little girl!

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