Friday, September 28, 2007


I went crazy with my camera this week--need to learn how to use more of its features, and I have a fun subject to practice with now :) Elijah and I had a big photo shoot yesterday. I practiced implementing advice from Nick Kelsh, author of How to Photograph Your Baby (a great, non-technical "improve your amateur photography" book). He suggests three basic ways to make your photos better:

  1. Get closer
  2. Turn off your flash
  3. Shoot more film

I've still got plenty of room for improvement with my photography, but just doing those three things makes a huge difference! Thought I'd share a couple of my favorite shots. You can see more here.

(For those of you who think he looks like Steve...I wish you were right, but I sure don't see it. These super-closeup photos look SO much like my baby pictures. I'll try to post some of those sometime next week.)

(P.S. - For you photo buffs/pros reading along, feel free to give me some constructive criticism either here or over at Flickr--I could use any tips you want to pass along :)


Christin said...

Oh Amy, it's so fun to see pictures of Elijah!

Anonymous said...

He is so handsome. And your photos are coming out great!

You definitely need to post some photos of you and steve as babies. That would be great!

The Chinlund Family said...

Oh Ames, he's so cute! I can especially see you in the last one. Thanks for the picture taking tips, I'm going to try them!

Anonymous said...

Great job! I hardly ever use my flash for anything, thanks to Bethany's advice.