Tuesday, March 10, 2009

takin' care of bizness

I met Jen and her megawatt smile behind the CO-OP last Sunday. Jen greeted me like a professional with her hand, but she hugged me like a friend with her smile. I met her through our mutual pal, Chelsea...the only sucker I could get to pose for a practice photoshoot a couple months ago. Well, Jen saw Chelsea's pics and asked if I would take some of her...for business cards!!! GULP! PRESSURE!!!!

Since the photos are (potentially!) for business cards, my goal was to get shots that would have enough space for printing her contact info. I actually remembered to meter correctly this time, so I was pretty happy with my exposure...but my focus is horrible. I was shooting between 2.2-3.5 and focusing on Jen's eye, but STILL ended up with soft shots. I think I need to hold my camera differently and really stay planted...I think I pull away before the shot is completed.

Anyway, here are about 20 photos...edited in picnik...I seriously have about 100 more!

11 comments:

Andrea said...

beautiful!
pop on over to the love bus and check out my cow picture...you are going to crack up!
i am such a hick!....no..really ..i am.

xoxo,
A

Shannon of "Room for More" said...

WOW! Tish these are great. I am in Christi's class right now. I have no CLUE yet! I am so trying to learn though! Your work inspires me!

Sarah said...

Wow, Tish! I am SO impressed!

Phatchik said...

Tish, Tish, Tish - AMAZING!! First of all, you're a far more awesome photographer than you give yourself credit for, but also - where are you finding these beautiful subjects and the settings for your photos are like - wowzer! I'm so jealous! FL is boring...

Tish said...

thanks, everyone!

@J....funny! i always pray that God will help me to capture the beauty that HE sees in each person, and i think He does...but it doesn't help to have some stinkin' cute subjects, huh? as for teh locations, if you saw them from far away, you'd be like "huh?"...but luckily you can crop out the stuff that doesn't look interesting!

The Family K. said...

Nicely done, lady! You are a compelling case for why I need to take Christi's class.

Jenna said...

Well, when it comes to photography, I don't know anything about anything, but those look awesome to me- I love the one with the bright blue background!

dan and rachel said...

tish, you rock! what an eclectic variety, too! i think they are beautiful!

Lisa said...

Tish, I am amazed at your skill...the pic. is beautiful!! You should be so proud of your dedication and hard work!!
:) Lisa

Lisa said...

Oh, I almost forgot...I heard 2 radio hosts mention the Global Food Crisis day and efforts while driving today; and I thought, Wow, I already knew about it, thanks to a smart and conscientious blogger who cares enough to share!
Pretty cool chica!

Rebecca said...

GASP!!! Fabulous!!!!!! You totally rock... I don't think they're too soft at all, the focus is great! And you exposed them so well and your composition is KILLER! Awesome shots babe!