Saturday, November 28, 2009

Week 31, Day 218, November 28, 2009 Peek-a-boo


Kids can be a lot of fun to photograph, but they can also be very difficult.  They are great subjects, but are free wills.  I think the best photograph are when they are playing, and just being themselves.

I think the composition of this photos, but my camera settings were all wrong.  This is my second cousin.  She was playing peek-a-boo with me behind this post.  She would hide behind the post, and then stick out her face on one side or the other.  The shutter speed is way to slow for this shot.  By the time I realized it, she was on to another activity.  Oh well.

This photo was taken at my parents 50 anniversary party.  Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad.  One of the things that I'm very thankful for is that I had the two of you as my parents as I was growing up.  

Lessons Learned:
  • I now know more about the camera setting than I did when I started this project.  I think that with more practice I'll be able to make the right choices more quickly.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/25, Aperture f/1.8, ISO 400, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 81mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, hand held.

7 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Oh, you have the nicest family Steve :)

RuneE said...

Children are an unstoppable resource, :-)

I like the use of ambient light, but I would suppose that you have a too low shutter speed and that it is not the full opening that gives the slight unsharpness.

Andrew said...

The hard thing with opening up your aperture that wide to unlock faster shutter speeds is that you have to have your focus exactly right... I doubt your autofocus had time to adjust during a game of Peek-a-boo :)

Sharodindu said...

She is very cute :)

reaaly nice post with lovely lines and a great cute shot.

Thanks for sharing:)

Matthew said...

Great shot! Expression is perfect.

AB said...

A nicely captured moment!

Elizabeth Gilje said...

Cute! If there is one thing I've been working hard to learn is check my camera settings before I set out. It's come to near disaster on a couple counts. Sometimes though you just don't have the time to snap to it. That's why the biggest thing I'm trying to learn is knowing my camera inside and out to make quick changes. Not an easy task! :)