3.15.2007

Experimenting with Sam

Sam
March 2007

FINALLY! Sorry about the wait. I had to post through Foxfire to get the files to upload. Thanks for all the advice you all left for me. I am still not sure what that is all about. It may have been an APPLE issue. My daughter is having the same trouble from her computer. OK...boring. Let's move on...

Here is my image for yesterday. This is Sam. And these are the first pictures taken with my new NIKON SB600 speedlight. I am learning about it still but I can tell I am going to love it. You can tell I was eager to shoot with it...can you see the faint remnants of his kool-aid mustache in the top image? Ahhhh...childhood. Also I snappped the one below as I was experimenting. For those of you who use one of these...feel free to comment with any tips that might be helpful for learning.

Thanks for checking back.

24 comments:

John Roberts said...

More great portraits! Will you share what you're doing to soften the focus?

srp said...

You must be using a Nikon camera, what kind of flash is this... I know you gave the number, but is is an off camera one? I know on my regular 35 mm I had a flash with a movable flash head and it was very nice.

Mike said...

Welcome back...I know you weren't willingly gone!

These are great shots. I like the way you got the soft light with the flash. I have always had difficulty with flash as being too harsh. So you have already achieved something that I have not been able to do.

Perhaps I will have to try one of the "real" Nikon flashes. I have been using a Promaster.

Hope your uploading issues get resolved, good to see your pictures.

bluemountainmama said...

what a precious and beautiful boy! i need to get some portraits like this of sir laughsalot....but he's going through a "don't take my picture" phase. i have to sneak up on him if i want a good shot.

kenju said...

WOW, Anna, these are great - magazine quality!

He has such a kissable mouth. Watch out, Mama, the little girls will take a shine to him....LOL

Memories Catcher said...

Beautiful portraits!I like the contrasts and light.I like the B&W tone.Well done!

Ex-Shammickite said...

B&W portraits are so compelling!

Carmi said...

The soft focus just makes these images. The face of a child just begs for captures like these.

Nicely done. I'm so glad I brought my SB-600 home as well. It's yet another wonderful photographic tool. Clearly in your case, it's in very good hands.

Mike said...

Hi Anna,

Sorry I haven't been around, I'm really busy at work and have been travelling a lot - in fact I'm away from home for two days now.

I enjoyed catching up on your pictures and I'll try to keep up to date!

These are wonderful potraits.

CG said...

Gorgeous portraits - I love the second one for those incredible eyelashes!

Beverly said...

Those portraits are so gorgeous. Wonderful work.

Alice said...

What beautiful black and whites. He's going to be a heartbreaker... And I envy his long eyelashes! Love, Mom

Tracy said...

I especially love the second photo where he is looking downward. A very handsome boy, indeed!

Awareness said...

Anna.....you have captured the essence of purity and innocence.

Simply beautiful. I'm in awe of your talent, I really am.

Chad Oneil said...

Nice images.

K M F said...

beautifull

Anonymous said...

I love it when someone thinks they can look at a photo and tell what brand camera it came from.

Bob-kat said...

Lovely portraits and Sam has such beautiful long eyelashes!

bluemountainmama said...

i/m jealous that you get to go see girly movies with my sister! has she ever told you about our "pride&prejudice" and "anne of green gables" marathons?

John said...

After all this time of looking but never commenting, what could motivate me to leave a comment? It's almost 11 PM here, and after 13 hours of criscrossing Delhi, what a joy it is to get back to where I am staying, get on the internet, and be able to see my son Samuel's sweet face looking back at me. I just spent the last 30 minutes revisiting previous posts so I can look at the kids and how wonderfully you have captured them. Thanks honey. I love you.

We have two more days in Delhi before we head off into the countryside, where I'm guessing the internet will be hard to come by.

Give the kids lots of hugs for me.

-Your #1 Fan

utenzi said...

I need to buy a good flash. The way the light works on Sam's skin is great, Anna. It's very hard to compensate for having inadequate equipment--I'd never be able to get portraits that good with my camera/flash.

eurorebs said...

LOVE it! What beautiful shots of an even more beautiful face.

Natalee said...

fabulous, just fabulous.
nat

Natalee said...

fabulous, just fabulous.
nat