22 May 2012

Tummy Time!


About This Photo:
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure: 1/50
Focal Length: 50mm
ISO: 800
Lens: 50mm f/1.4

So, yeah. This post coming a bit later because we are full in the throes of teething. It has not been a fun couple of days for Austie B. Lots of crying, very clingy. Needs her mama lots. There's rarely a moment when my arms aren't full of that sweet, droolly baby and when they're not, I'm trying to rest.

We have our good moments, though -- like this one. I get the sense sometimes that when we do tummy time, she is pretty darn pleased with herself. She can hold up her head like no one's business, has mastered the art of rolling over from tummy to back and from back to tummy, and will likely be crawling within a month or so.

I love in this one how she is engaging the camera, smiling, and because of how I'm positioned, the way you can see that whole long little body. The eyes are clear and in focus, and there is just the right amount of bokeh. It all works.

And now, for bed!

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Lessons Learned or Affirmed:

  • It pays to have the settings adjusted to your particular circumstances before shooting. There isn't time to be making adjustments when you've got a subject who doesn't know the meaning of "Hold that pose!" Not only do the pictures come out looking better, but there's also less adjustment needed in the post-processing phase.
  • The eyes have it, baby! I have yet to be led astray by the advice to focus on the eyes when taking a portrait. 

1 comment:

  1. Ugh, I wish I could just squeeze her! ONE DAY I WILL!!!