Here’s a flashback to Valentine’s week (yup, it’s a week in our house). We had rocket ship valentines, snowman valentines and, for some reason, mice valentines. Of course I was the hired hand to draw all the outlines.   And, here’s a quick shot of our show area, with extra wall smudges.   Check out last months entry. Or follow along through the blog circle to Jennifer German.

The last week of diffused light. 1. Outside on an overcast day. I heard that flat light is supposedly good for portraits so I wanted to try one of my kids. For this shot, I also tried framing her with the design of the quilt.   2. Inside with diffused morning light coming through the windows.

  Yep, still playing around with diffused light. I am really missing dramatic light right about now. But, I did find some shots this week that I’m especially proud to share. First off is my girl in a box, because how else does anyone watch cartoons?     Hey! I’m learning to braid hair!!! Here’s my first ever french braid on my girl, and yes, it did fall out about 30 minutes later. 🙂   And now to the diffused… Read more »

It’s a new month and a new light technique. In February, I’ll be working with diffused light. This could be light tempered behind curtains, hazy or cloudy days, overcast or rainy skys and flat light. I hear that it’s great light for taking portraits because of the lack of harsh shadows. However, I’m already noticing that my style of photography usually involves some distinct shadowing to draw the viewer’s eye. So, here are my first experiments with flat light from… Read more »