Makenna…

These are some practice pictures of my daughter.

First Communion…

I had the privilege of taking some first communion pictures for a friend a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun and I actually used my off camera flash. I was a little nervous, but I won’t learn unless I practice. Here are a few of my favorite images.

Precious Baby Girl and Her Big Brothers…

I got to practice on a very precious baby girl and her big brothers. I had a lot of fun, but it was a lot of work. I learned a lot and looking forward to do doing it again soon. Here are a few of my favorites.

Birdwatching Expedition…

Here’s Nate trying out his new binoculars at the Riparian Preserve. He was distracted so I was able to get some shots of him. He didn’t complain too much. 🙂

Macro..

I was experimenting with macro shots last night. I read an article about turning your 50mm lens around and using as a macro lens and, of course, I had to give it a try. Here’s my first attempt. It was awkward at first because I had to manually focus and hold the lens on. I am fascinated by macro photography, but can’t afford a new lens. This might be a great alternative. I’ve also learned that you can get an adapter to hold the lens on the camera, which would be cheaper than a macro lens. Here is a picture of a lantana plant in our backyard.

 

 

Nate’s Tent..

Nate got a tent for his birthday and he loves it. He insisted on setting it up the other night and watching tv in it. I snuck up on him and took this shot.

 

Charles Schulz…

My son’s third grade class did a wax museum on famous Americans today and my son was Charles Schulz. I was able to take a break from my conferences to go see him in action. He did excellent and made me proud. Here is a picture of him in his costume. The image with Snoopy was his prop. In order for him to talk, someone had to touch it.

Makenna…

I was practicing this evening with back lighting and I used my reflector. This was one of my favorites of my daughter, Makenna. I tried editing it in color, but I liked the b&w version better.