Monday, 15 September 2008

Perfection doesn't have to be perfect

I just managed to squeeze myself into Cheryl Johnson's People Imagery online photo class. I wasn't going to do it - usual excuses, no time, nobody will pose of me, etc, etc - but by chance, Lainey was talking about it during her class&crop and that was the push I needed. I enrolled myself a day after the class started.

The first class was the "Money shot", we had to several photos of someone, looking at the camera, catchlights, different facial expressions. I got my daughter to pose for me.


I did try to take some of my son too, who is much less cooperative, when we were stuck in the car, waiting for my daughter's drama class to finish. Later, when I was setting a chair in the hall to take photos of DD, he came along and I managed to get him to pose for me too. The photo came out dark and focus went to his his shirt instead of his eyes, but I absolutely love it, because I got this sweet smile of his which makes my heart melt. So it is a flawed, yet perfect photo.



This one I made in Lainey's crop. It is my daughter on the first day back to school. First class. Her class. And so is she.

10 comments:

Dianne said...

Great pics & LO's Elisa but then you do have such lovely subject matters too!!!

Helsbells said...

Love those pics of your daughter - some great expressions!

NancyJones said...

awww those photos are soooo adorable!!

Davinie said...

I'm taking a photo class too! I managed to sneak in and nab a spot at Candace Stringham's class through Jessica Sprague's site. Class started today. It's very basic, we are talking about aperture, but I need all the help I can get! lol
Beautiful pics!

Cath said...

Those are great photos, and you turned them into fab LOs.

Lauren said...

Adorable layouts.. I loved your daughter's poses, but they are all "money shots" to me!

Rita said...

Beautiful photos of your DD, and I love your LOs! Love your style!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

Love the papers. Love elsie? Cute cute pictures too. namaste

eva birdthistle said...

Gorgeous photos of both kids. Love the fact that you scrapped your sons photo, very inspirational :)

Kwebbel said...

The pictures and the lo's are super!
I really love it.
Greetings from Germany
Kwebbel