Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gorgeous Light

Kids on St. Patricks
I FINALLY found a place in my house where the light is just right for photos.  I discovered it by accident when I was trying to snap a couple quick pics of my niece and nephew on St. Patrick's Day.  I had them stand in front of a wall to the side of my bedroom window and started snapping.  I had a feeling the light was good, but I didn't know how good until I started editing, what a happy surprise.

Miss M on St. Patricks
After working the photos a bit, I suddenly realized why having foam white board could come in handy to cut the shadows on the side away from the window, so I finally went out and purchased some and can't wait to give it a try.  (I'm in love with her "mona lisa like" expression)

Tiny T on St. Patricks
I feel like my lost photo mojo may be on its way back - especially if I can talk these two into doing some more posing.  Miss M seems to love it, Tiny T likes to see his picture on the camera, but hasn't quite grasped the fact that he needs to stand still for a few minutes to make that happen.  If you look closely on that first shot you can see Miss M is holding on pretty tightly to get him to stand still.

I also finally figured out how to open a photo in Camera Raw from Adobe Bridge and make adjustments (thank you Ashley Sisk.)  But suddenly most of the actions I've been collecting for the last year have disappeared from Photoshop - any ideas why that would have happened - and how I can get them back?

I LOVE Alexi Murdoch who released a new album a couple of weeks ago, it is brilliant, one of my favorites so far in 2011.  Here's a great cut: The Light (Her Hands Were Leaves)


If you are curious about the swap - all the partners have been assigned and I plan to start sending emails to partners tonight - but it may take a day or two to get them all out.  So watch for an email from me for the next couple of days. Pin It

25 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

That light is beautiful - I bet your actions are on your computer but you may need to reload them. I'm not sure...

Courtney K. said...

What beautiful little kiddos!! :) Love that handy manny shirt!

Courtney said...

oh goodness - they are cute as buttons! Definitely gorgeous light! I've had that action problem before and come to find out it was a setting i clicked within PS. I can't remember how I fixed it but I'll be trying to figure it out for you.

Joanne said...

love , love the picture of the little ones! good job

lisa said...

They are just precious Jamie!
Such wonderful photographs!

Karen said...

Gorgeous light and gorgeous kids! I'd love to have light like that in my house! Did you do a search on your computer for the actions? They must still be there. I hate when things like that happen. What do you see when you go to the folder where they were stored? Are they missing there? So strange.

~Kristina said...

Very nice light and those babes are both so beautiful!

Miss Becky said...

ha! the little guy doesn't look quite happy in that first shot! I love them all. these kiddos are definitely photogenic. thanks very much for the tune Jamie. he's very soulful and talented.

Caroline said...

Oh that light is heavenly! Oh no...not sure what to tell you about your actions! I do hope that you find them!!!

krissilugbill said...

wow, that light really is amazing! you hit the jackpot! those shots are truly beautiful! and thank you...i did not know alexi came out with a new cd...so excited!

Lesley said...

Beautiful shots of these two cuties!
Your actions are probably hiding somewhere on your pc and will need to be reloaded into photoshop. Try looking in programs>adobe>photoshop>presets. Good luck:)

Sam said...

perfect photos and such beautiful children! x

Carolyn Phillips said...

Those are gorgeous photos.

Clare B said...

Yeah for finding the good spot in your house and the beginning of your photo mojo coming back. I'm still looking for the photo "place" in our house, not sure if I'll find it unfortunately. How is it going with 5 in the house?

Krystal said...

the photos are so so good!!! nice find :)

Anna said...

Indeed, you've found some nice soft light! Lighting is so important. I see you now have the perfect models! Wow, are they a cute pair - very good for the mojo :) Enjoy!

urban muser said...

glad you are getting your photo mojo back. these are such great shots. a couple of cuties you have staying with you there... :)

Lisa RedWillow said...

Jamie these are beautiful.
Im not good indoor and just learning . I think its an art all ita own . I dont think you ever lost your mojo. Winter has a way of making try and stay warm , never mind taking photos. I love yoru blog and have never heard this song. Nice and thanks for sharing it.

justine said...

gorgeous light and what great shots and models!

Brunch at Saks said...

First, they're so cute!!! And the lighting here is perfect! I found a perfect spot in my house too, but it's upstairs so I always look like a kook walking upstairs to photograph food and other things. Ha!

Hope you're having a wonderful day :) Hugs xoxo

Annemarie

blue elephant photography said...

love the light and the shots! gorgeous kids =) i bet your actions might be on your downloads folder or somewhere saved in your pc and just needs to be reloaded =)

Kat Sloma said...

That light is beautiful - you are going to have fun here!

cindy said...

they are the cutest and it looks like you found a lovely spot. pretty, soft light and the foam core board will be a great addition to your photographer's toolbox. enjoy your weekend!

Tezzie said...

Gorgeous light...and the munchkins are adorable! (totally understand about them not staying still...I just click about a million shots, in the hopes that one or two of them capture a still moment ;D)

Melanie said...

Adorable! Love the cute little ribbons in her hair!

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