Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Business of Silliness!!

I knew I was in for a good time when this brother and sister pair tumbled out of their car bursting with energy. 

Despite the difference in their gender and age, it was so obvious that these siblings have a love for each other.

This is an image that neither I nor Mom chose, but I wanted to share it with you. 

First of all, because it shows the love, and secondly because it shows one of this set of images SOOC. 
That is Straight Out Of Camera in photographer lingo. 
It just means that is how the picture looks the day I take it, before it hits the additional artistic, creative time called editing!!
All of the images you choose for your final photographs go through an editing process which makes each of them sing just a bit.
Here let me show you an example. 
This is a another shot SOOC.  

Obviously brother was a tiny bit too silly for this shot to work into Mom's plan of just right, HOWEVER...just look at her adorable sparkling eyes and tiny bit of a grin. 
I simply couldn't let this one pass me by without zeroing in on what was wonderful about it.

So I cropped, adjusted....and did a whole bunch of other stuff I won't bore you with and voila' here is the final edit!!!  

I made sure and let Mom know when I sent these along for her preview, that this was what this shot was meant for.   That is part of my job ya help you see the possibility of wonderfulness!

Now where were we?  Oh my yes, crazy love silliness!

Yes, they were full to the brim with silliness! 
This really allowed them to open up and relax, which was fine by me. 
We took a whole series of silly, crazy shots, then got down to serious business to get just the right image that Mom wanted!

Okay, I admit it...they got to business because I promised we could do a whole 'nother set of crazy pictures. 
My time as a Mom has taught me that most of the time, kids just want a little say so in something, and they are more than willing to give what it takes to accomplish a task.

(I have a goal for myself of working between the moments anyway, so I knew I could work with "their plan"!!!) 

I think we all had a fun time this (deliciously sunlit), crisp Saturday morning... and I have the pictures to prove it!!! 

I hope this particular post has let you once again see who I am, what I aim to do, and a little bit of how I work. 
Blessings to you,