Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pictures of 2/3ds of my kids

Something weird happened today - I took about 50 pictures of the kids playing out in the backyard, and at least 35 of them were in focus (defined as: if I zoom in well past 100%, I can count their eyelashes). You'd think that after a year with this camera, two real life classes, and numerous online seminars and workshops, getting pictures in focus wouldn't be so difficult, but sadly you'd be wrong. I am so used to taking pictures that look okay on my tiny in-camera monitor, but are soft at any larger size, that getting such a high proportion of in-focus pictures was quite a shock. I hope it wasn't just a fluke. I have to give a shout out to my models, who were willing to sit generally still and pose for me for 45 seconds. Caroline (a.k.a. "Mini Sean Penn") was not similarly inclined and spent the time digging dead mint out of a container. I'll bribe her with candy work on her later.

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