Friday, October 15, 2010

photo shoot

I guess you could call it that. I was at my friend's taking pics of her grandson! What a perfect model. Not only is he pleasant almost all the time, but he has the most amazing eyes! This was really fun. She had this nice costume and a cute set-up for posing, so it was really easy. All I had to do was snap away. The processing was a different story, man, that's a lot of work. Some of it was my fault of course, the pictures being crooked, what a pain but I love CS5, it sure makes it easy now. Sharpening, enhancing the eyes and all that stuff...it's not bad using actions, but still, when you are doing 125 pictures, it takes a lot of time. Nevertheless, she is thrilled with the results and that is the only important thing. Wanna see some?






















isn't he just the cutest????

Here are a few pages I did, I have been so busy with all those pictures, I didn't get a whole lot done this week


Here is that little stinker again, I couldn't resist!



and the latest 365 page, I really need to catch up with those, I am getting further and further behind.



This coming Sunday I am supposed to do some senior pictures (pro bono) of my neighbor's granddaughter. I better find some blogs with great ideas before then LOL. That should be fun though, the weather is supposed to be good, which is half the battle. I am not set up for indoor pictures.

A few days ago I had the worst tooth ache, throbbing all night long, waking me up..I went to see the dentist the next day and he couldn't find a thing and of course nothing was hurting at all. He told me I should probably get a root canal and made me an appointment with a specialist in town (who doesn't take my insurance and I would have to prepay everything, we are talking around 1000$) Then I went ahead and found a different guy in a neighboring town who would accept my insurance. Now I haven't had a bit of pain since then and I am wondering whether I really need this. I don't want to subject myself to a dang root canal if it's not needed. On the other hand I don't want to cancel the appointment and then wind up with pain again the next day or on a weekend. Oh boy, decisions, decisions! I think I'll call my dentist and see what he thinks.

I am thinking about upgrading my camera to a D700. Supposedly the ISO is really high and the noise level is really low. My sweet hubby told me to just go ahead, they don't make them as sweet as this guy anymore, I swear! He might forget to celebrate anniversaries and such, but boy, he is a good one!!! I will trade in my camera and maybe a couple of lenses that I really don't use, that should cut the cost down some, but it's still going to be a lot of money....

Well, I am going to make that phone call and see what happens...

7 comments:

Barb said...

What great pics, Anke!! You have such talent. You better get going and get a studio up and running!!

A new camera is a great start!! LOL What a great hubby!!!

Joanie said...

Anke,
Wow, oh, wow! Your photos of that little guy are wonderful. I particularly like the first one! Such a great focus one his eyes!
So sorry to hear about your tooth... I hope it resolves itself.
And the camera? Lucky!!
Hugs

Jeanne said...

Fabulous, Anke! You did a fantastic job with your photo shoot. That little guy is so sweet! Your layouts are wonderful, too! And how exciting to be able to get a new, upgraded camera. It's all fabulous!

Jeanne said...

Oooh, sorry to hear about your tooth! I hope you don't have to have a root canal.

Dawn said...

BOy...are your photos Fabulous!!!just coming to say hello...see ya on the DD forum...you certainly keep busy!! hugs from Boston...

jeanne said...

the lighting on those top two photos is just superb!!! Wonderful, wonderful work.

Linda said...

Anke, your photography is amazing! Wow! I can tell that you have been working on improving and learning. It has really paid off.

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