Thursday, November 12, 2015

Glamour Shots

I took several sheep shots the other evening - my other favorite time of day.  As I was scrolling through them I came to a fun series of pictures of Rebecca Boone.  I'd taken six shots in a row in a span of about ten seconds.  Look at the difference between the first and the last. 

These are straight out of the camera, not cropped, nothing changed. Why do they look so different? Both are nice pictures. Both show a sheep with a funny personality and cool hair. Same background, same time of day - as the sun set.

The main difference is that for the last one I stepped just a hair to the right...which changed the angle of the sun.

I know there's more to it on a technical side, like how the camera read the light and adjusted for it... but I'm pretty happy to just get lucky.  If there's something simple I can do to help that happen, all the better.

Give it a try!


  1. I love the long dreads hanging in her face. And yeah, it's always fun to play with evening light ....

  2. I totally agree with you about moving a bit.

    Just a little shift can make so much difference!

    You'd think I'd be used to it by now, but I am still surprised by the different decisions my camera makes, when I don't move at all. I can take three shots in a row, 1, 2, 3, without moving, and the exposure and saturation and colors can all be quite different. I almost always take those 1, 2, 3 (and sometimes more), so I have a choice between the different images the camera has decided to gather.


    Love Rebecca's "milk mustache" and the curly ruff around her neck. :-)

  3. Just so adorable! Love the pictures.

    I'm with you I try to get lucky taking pictures, sometimes it works - sometimes it doesn't.

  4. That is soooo cute! I love those curls!

  5. Love how the second photo makes her look more glamorous . That's how the movie stars do it!!!

  6. "Does this light make my butt look thinner?" Yes, Rebecca, it does!

  7. so cute! My first thought was she needs a barrette to pin those locks out of her face...(or him)

  8. :)

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  9. Oh have the right of it!! Not being a photographer I am happy to see any and all pictures you post.


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