Monday, June 23, 2008

testing...testing...1...2...3...

...testing a camera, that is. My very nice (and trusting) home teacher (who also happens to be a photographer) let me borrow one of his cameras over the weekend. I shooed my models outside last night before the last of the light was gone. Fun. I love this picture of Zach and David. It's one that I would NEVER have been able to capture with my point and shoot, the shutter speed is slow and this whole "shoot dad in the face" moment lasted about 1.5 seconds. My pennies are finally saved and I am READY to buy. I just don't know WHAT to buy yet. dang. suggestions welcome! One very humbling realization is that I have about a million things to learn to even operate this camera. No, I haven't taken a photography class, but heaven knows I need to! I think it's going to be a fun journey though. Feels nice to have a hobby.

(the borrowed camera was a Cannon 40d)
a sweet profile or two

A family (who had .5 seconds before church and paused on the way out the door to squint into the sun) photo. I know, it stinks, but we haven't ALL been in front of the camera (together) for a bit!

13 comments:

Kristen M said...

great pictures, as always. and oh my goodness, you are so skinny! looking mighty fine my dear.

Zach 'n' Jack said...

ow ow ow!!! You are lookin' HOT!! Really, you deserve the best camera $$ can buy, you take such beautiful pictures!! I cannot believe how grown up Lily looks.... I love the family shot, you guys are looking fantastic!!

Frau Bailey said...

Get crazy...buy a new, fabulous camera! You deserve it and you will definitely use it! We all know that. You look great and your family is cute...as always! I miss you all!!!

Brandon & Natalie said...

I've always thought you take such good pictures! One of those enviable people with a naturally good eye!

That pic of David and Zachary is really classic!!! I need a new camera I keep thinking once he's a manager - maybe... you've given me hope!!!

the boyd family said...

cute family picture! is everyone coordinated in green :) SO love it! i do that with my family and i swear people must think i'm crazy... but it think it's too cute seeing a family come into church color coordinated. your kids are adorable, and how did you get away with still looking the same as you did in college AFTER having 2 kids??!!! - so not fair :)

dixonfamily said...

FOXY LADY!! Seriously, you look fabulous!! I always love your pictures, but I am so excited for you to get a great camera. I wish that you and amy and I could have taken a class together. I have had my camera for almost a year, and still have no clue. Anyway, I'll try calling you soon and we can plan for a time to get together and have amy come out too.

Tiff and Dave said...

Tara, it sounds like we were totally in the same mindframe at the same time! You will have to let me know what kind of camera you end up gettting. The pictures look great, and you seriously LOOK AWESOME! Don't know what you are doing, but it is working! I think you look just like you did when I first met you in Riverside! Thanks again, so much for the email and the tips. I will definitely use my library for starts, and then maybe get signed up for a class. Picaso is awesome!

scfaceup said...
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scfaceup said...

ok so let me try this again, i have a niece who takes great pictures and is in photo's also, check out her blog...
"thesonnenbergs.blogspot.com" she is really really good, also she has one boy and one girl. take care. you have a beautiful family.
Susan

*K*R*I*S*T*Y* said...

um hello skinny minnie, way to work that gym pass girlfriend, you look awesome!*puts down icecream sandwich and wipes off residue all over mouth...* I like that camera!I wish I made more time for 'photography' not just "gavin look at mommy!!" pics.I took a little class in HS and loooved it, you seem like a natural.My fav was messing with the aperature to kind of blur the background.Check with your stake or ward leaders, you probably have a pro photagrapher nearby that would love to teach you some tricks for free!I swear every mormon is either a sewer, scrapbooker, or photographer.Or all of the above.Good luck!

Charla said...

You are so sweet! Thank you for your comment. I miss you too. Please stop by if you ever come to Vegas. You are always welcome!!! :)

~The Stevens Family~ said...

Tara, you look so cute, Ms. Fashionista!! You take such great pictures, I love looking at your blog!

Sean said...

Such a cute family! I can't believe it's been like 5 years since we have seen you guys! Your kids are so cute (and so blonde!--but I guess they are like their mom!)