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!
Posted by Allison Davis at 12:44 AM