Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Capturing a Moment

I have said it before.... I am not a good photographer.  I get so messed up when it comes to settings - I never remember when to "bump my ISO up" or  "change my f-stop".  I've had lessons, I've read manuals, I've had tons of great photography advice from friends who are photographers, but it still reads like a foreign language to me.

I seriously take 100 pictures to get 2 great shots - I drive my family batty.

Maybe that's why I did Instagram so much......

Bubba goes to school with this amazing photographer's kids and I see her all the time at drop off - she has such a knack for taking a great shot...she makes every kiddo look like a million bucks.  Seriously - check out some of her work - it's jaw-dropping.

So when she announced a "capture a moment" photo contest, I was hesitant.  How on earth can I take a picture worthy to even show her....yikes!!!  But I really wanted to win....a mini day-in-the-life photo shoot with her.  We haven't had pictures taken since Bubba turned one.  We needed some gorgeous pics that only she could take.  I was in.  Photography classes at accredited online colleges should be able to teach you how to capture amazing photographs using the different features and settings of your camera.

So I followed Bubba around, but my ISO was too high and most of the 150+ pictures I took were grainy!!!!!! ARGH..

Here is a few from that day....






And maybe it's just me as the momma, but these pics make my heart go pitter-pat.  And that is exactly what Heather was trying to inspire us to do - take the pictures of the everyday moments that will last in our memories.  And these certainly will.

So I am in the contest....and now I really want to win......I mean really.......

So, I am asking you to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take 2 seconds and vote for Bubba & Sis - I submitted the picture of them hugging at the bus stop.  It's not the prettiest picture in the collection.  My sweet friend's picture of her kids playing patty-cake is amazing technically and pretty darn cute.... But again, my kiddos hugging pulls at my heart strings! And it is a moment that thanks to Heather, I will always have!

I'd appreciate your vote! Thanks friends!

Click here to vote.


4 comments:

Xazmin said...

I think your pictures look great! I am a horrible photographer.

I'm in love with the last one - those eyes!!

I'm of to vote!

P.S. I blogged about my Olympics experience the past few days...

MiMi said...

I think they look great too. :)
I voted!

Kelli said...

I voted (and you were winning!). I love the smile on both of their faces :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I don't think you give yourself enough credit, friend. You take some very beautiful photos. Photography is about capturing those precious, fleeting moments, and you do that wonderfully. I'm REALLY hard on myself when it comes to photography, but I think it's because I want to push myself to do better. Anyway . . . I just voted for you! YAY!

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