Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I finally decided I had better get to work on Christmas cards for this year. We have always gone to a professional photographer for Christmas pictures but between last year's disappointment in the result and me getting a new camera I thought I could do them myself. I don't consider myself a pro at the whole picture thing at all. I would say that photography is one of my biggest weaknesses in scrapbooking. Forget trying to figure out how to use Photoshop!

(I don't want to post the pictures that I ended up using for the cards since a lot of the people getting them read this. I'll post the card after everyone gets their's in the mail.)

Drew was, much to my surprise, very cooperative with posing. I think he actually enjoyed it. The fact that he had a candy cane to eat in the process helped a lot! I also think having a digital camera has helped a lot with getting him to let me take pictures. He loves being able to see the picture afterwards. I'm also digging the new camera as well. It was so nice to be able to see what kind of result I was getting and knowing exactly when I got the perfect shot. I can't believe I waited this long to jump on the digital bandwagon.

The funniest part of the whole process was Drew couldn't quite grasp the concept of "hold up the candy cane". He didn't understand that I meant just hold it up close to your face or mouth so I can get it included in the shot.

He thought I meant hold it up in the air. Then he started saying, "Look Mama, up (reaching as high as he could) and down (reaching as low as he could)". He thought it was hilarious. I couldn't help but to giggle and get a picture of it!


Kodi Logan said...

Once you go digital, I can't ever imagine wanting to go back. I remember my sister thought I was crazy when I bought my digital camera. Once I got mine...it wasn't long until she bought one too! :) And photoshop...I LOVE IT!!!!!! I wish I had days to spend on there. There are so many cool things! And so many things that I don't even know how to do yet. I'm completely self taught, so the process has been really slow for me.

I love the first pic of the Drew with the Candy Cane. We have Emmarie convinced that only Santa passes out Candy Canes. The only times she's gotten one is when we saw Santa at the Cardinal's stadium and at Wal-Mart. We're hoping this will help convince her to see the one at the mall! :) SHE WANTS THAT CANDY CANE!!!!!

Erica Hettwer said...

Drew is soooooo cute! :D Kids love digital cameras! My folks went and visited my step-sibs and their kids and took some pics with their old film camera. After every pic the kids wanted to see the pic. They just couldn't get that some cameras don't show you the picture! LOL!


the scrappy chic said...

I love that pic of Drew with the candy cane! Too cute!

joscelyne cutchens said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww that is sooooooooooo cute!!!!!

Holly said...

Great idea to hold the candy cane in the pics! Can't wait to see the pics when you post them!

noel joy said...

that is so cute! i love the statue of liberty-esque shot there! :) so cute!

noel joy said...

oh... and i'm so glad you're enjoying your new camera! i can't imagine how i lived without my dslr!!! not to mention digital! :)

Jessica Lynn said...

LOL!! that looks like POWER TO THE CANDY CANE!! adorable photo!!