Wednesday, April 28, 2010


It was too cold and windy for wimpy ol’ me to get out and about on this Walkabout Wednesday, so instead, I participated in the Prop Junkie contest over at Prop Insanity. The contest theme is “baskets” so I took a shot of a “baby” in my favorite prop basket. The blanket was used on my sweet babies when they were little… ::sigh:: …time goes by so fast!

The baby doll is Fancy’s Sugar Britches. She was a very well-behaved model – not a peep the whole time. For those who pay attention to such things, the light is very uneven because I didn’t take the time to get my gear out and set up a mini studio. I didn’t even get my reflector out, so the camera side of the photo was considerably darker than the window side. I lightened it a bit in Photoshop, but I didn’t mess too much. The shadows give it a bit of depth, and the darkness hides some of the dirty floor. :-)

I spent some time looking at photos from the Prop Insanity contest, and the Tasra Tweeps, and I read this post on bokeh at Digital Photography School.

Photogs, what did you do today to hone your craft?


PLPortraiture said...

Beautiful Lighting! I treasure my babies' handmade blankies.

Anonymous said...

I like the soft lighting in this capture. Nice!

bakingbarb said...

Such a sweet site. BTW, women never notice other womens dirty floors, common courtesy!

Amanda said...

This is very nice!! Would be perfect with a baby!

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