Thursday, March 17, 2011

a 15 pound leprachaun...

happy st. pat's, people!
the monkey looked more handsome than ever this morning, heading out to school all spiffed up in his green! it was all i could do not to just gobble him whole! how i stand the cuteness on a daily basis is beyond me.


i mean seriously. have you ever?

i'm working on my photography....clearly, this shot does not showcase my efforts. i splurged on a DSLR for christmas and even got a fancy lens (50mm f/1.8) to use since i think i am too good for a kit lens (i'm not. obviously.) and instead of instantly turning into some annie-lebowitz-ish prodigy the second i took off the lens cap  like i expected, i am still taking the same shitty quality of pictures that i was with my old camera....imagine that? i even got a fancy camera strap cover from  shey b ....obviously the cuter you look while shooting, the better your pictures will come out. i mean, duh.

i get so discouraged. my main problem is lighting. lighting and my lack of a fancy editing program...see how i did that? i blamed it on the lighting. sweet.

anyway, spring is almost here. the bitter, unrelenting fridgid bitch that was winter '10-'11 is 3 days away from being nothing but a painful memory and i am feeling inspired to dust off my two peas lessons and give this thing the old college try...there are so many gorgeous blogs out there full of amazing photography and it really lights a fire under me (and makes me want to punch something out of jealousy)....i have a decent camera, a fun lens and the most beautiful subject in my little monkey.....

if anybody has any tips on how the hell to shoot indoors (so we don't freeze to death) without using that horrible flash while working with a  pitiful amount of natural light and not winding up with a dark, grainy mess, please feel free to share....

in the meantime, bottoms up with your green beer there and have a safe and happy st. pat's!

2 comments:

MissAllie said...

How can you not love that little leprachaun. Nice work mama! xoxo

insertwittytitleheremomstired said...

I find blaming my dim-lit house to be quite fulfilling. Also, I had a faulty kit lens, so that was also the problem. Not my problem, my pictures' problem.
Just remember, for the one amazing photo someone posts, it took them easily 50 crappy photos to get.