Thursday, August 20, 2009

Portraits

And now we come to my worst area of all - portraits. These are all pictures of Gareth, since I didn't have anyone else willing to have their picture taken. I would post some that Ryan took as well, but his aren't as easily accessible at the moment.



Now that we've got a nice quality point-and-shoot, we've decided we need to start saving up for a good SLR. Taking pictures of a constantly moving child is practically impossible with a point-and-shoot, unless you like your pictures really blurry.

My neighbor owns a mat cutter and we were able to get some linen tape from a local framing store, so I was able to mat a couple of my pictures myself (the clarinet keys and the water spigot). I was going to frame them myself as well, but when I took them to the frame store to verify I was about to do it correctly the nice man there framed them for me for free (but now I know how to do it myself in the future). My class is over now - our last couple of sessions were about matting and framing and then we held an "art show" at the church with finished products from both photography classes and a quilting class. It was a fun class, though a bit stressful at times, and I think I've learned a lot from it. Hopefully what I've learned will help my future picture-taking improve.

6 comments:

Aye Spy said...

I love these!! He looks so much like widdo Ryan did! Good job, Erin. :) I'm glad you enjoyed that photo class, sounds like a lot of fun!

Myrna said...

I love them, too! They are wonderful portraits, Erin!

Alanna said...

Those are great portraits. I can totally sympathize with how hard it is to catch these little guys in a picture that isn't blurry! Good work! And what a cool experience, getting to take this class! Glad you enjoyed it.

Michaela said...

Yay! Did you figure out the names ok? And you'll have to help me out sometime.... oy. good job!

Greeneyebrina said...

My nephew is the cutest thing on the earth!!! Love him!!

Alanna said...

P.S. from me: My brother-in-law just set up a website of his photography-- you might find it interesting. http://www.maddenstudio.com/abstract.html