What do you do when it’s hot and kids don’t want their pictures taken anymore? Bribe them, of course. The genius of this plan is that they are happy, and you can get some cute pictures with ice cream. Joy all around.
I’ve been spending all my energy on saying good-byes and packing up our lives. It’s time to take a little break to do something fun.
This past weekend I had the joy of taking pictures for some friends. They actually purchased this photoshoot at a senior class fundraiser in the fall. Being that this is Vienna, however, it’s taken until now to have decent enough weather to enjoy being outside taking family pictures. I had a blast hanging out with them. I’m sure going to miss these smiles next year. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!
Wow, this little blog has been sorely neglected for the last couple of months. That’s what basketball season will do around here. I did try to work on some photography skills during basketball by shooting on manual as much as possible. I feel like the function I’ve learned the most about is the ISO setting. Not well enough to explain it to someone else yet, but I’m getting there! Here are a couple of my favorite shots from this season.
The challenge at I Heart Faces this week is “Family Fun.” I love, love, love this picture of my friends, the Lundquists. They let me take pictures of their family this fall, and the circus just happened to be in town. I love how giggly they all are in this photo!
Check out the rest of the fun families here:
We spent an afternoon at the Haus des Meeres (Vienna Aquarium). I decided that since there is no flash allowed, this might be a good opportunity to practice my manual focusing skills. It was a good exercise, and I got some fun shots. I think I like using the manual focus when shooting through glass and water. It gives me a bit more control. I still definitely need to practice this skill, not only to become better at focusing, but to be able to do it more quickly. I’m a lot slower at focusing than the creatures are at swimming. Especially those hammerhead sharks. Speedy suckers. Here are some of my favorite creature shots from the day.
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