Sunday, 20 November 2011

Hat


Check out Jack this morning, one day shy of 11 months. I bought this little hat in H&M baby, and I just think it is the cutest. You can see he has tired little eyes. He's currently having his morning nap while I edit these photos. I took this against my grey fabric backdrop, using natural light.

Also, my website is finished! I am almost ready to start my little business properly! Here's the link: http://paper-moon-photography.co.uk/

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Flash!


This photo of wee Jacko was taken against my pink fabric backdrop with some natural sunlight flooding in from above along with my new Nikon SB-800 flash and diffuser.
To be honest, I haven't quite got the knack of this flash. There is no doubt I am no longer missing good shots in low light. But the resulting photos aren't pretty. And against my backdrops the flash creates shadows and harshness. I knew this would be the case, but with the dull days I needed something to help me catch the shot. I'm still thrilled to have the SB-800, and I will use it regularly, but if at all possible I will be using natural light to take portraits of Jack. And I'll keep practicing with improving flash-lit photos. 
I do love this photo of him though!

Now Jack and I are off to baby gymnastics. He loves it!


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Soli and Mo


Yesterday, after Mums and tots, I took Jack to see my dear grandparents, as I often do. My Nana turned the TV over to the childrens channel so Jack could watch it as he crawled around. There aren't many kids TV shows that would catch my attention, but I found myself fascinated by a beautifully animated programme called 'Soli and Mo'. Jack was far too busy pulling my Nans stuff out of her drawers to notice, but I was memorised, imagining how I could create a 'Soli and Mo' inspired shoot with Jack. Well, here is my attempt! I photographed Jack in front of my blue fabric backdrop, and created a gradient effect in photoshop, along with the glows and tiny stars. The clouds and larger stars were made out of paper and stuck to the backdrop.
Oh, and the gorgeous personalised waistcoat that Jack is wearing was made by my best friends mother, who is a talented knitter. She has made Jack many lovely garments, for which we are always grateful.