Thursday, December 24, 2009

why I don’t do photo cards

I gave up on getting a photo of both boys together where they are not being unreasonably goofy, out of focus or half out of the shot. I accept not looking at the camera and not smiling at the same time, but not the rest.

This year I thought “What about the dinos? What about the clones?” They can reasonably be expected to stay in the frame, not shove one another around, make fart jokes and maybe even look at the camera.

or not.

The goal was a balanced shot with dinos & clones focused in the foreground and a bokeh tree in the background.

Not quite balanced & some confusion about looking at the camera, but a good start


Apparently three of them thought the camera was above them


They have found the camera but Greenie is out of focus and again there is a balance issue


Greenie decides to leave the shot entirely


Maybe some solo photos




Knock it off you guys!


one more shot


Seriously. I can’t even get inanimate objects to all look at the camera.


Cheri said...

At least you had fun trying. Merry Christmas!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I think you are onto something!

Too Many Hats said...

Oh, what a great idea for photocards for us next year. Hmmm...which objects shall I use? I guess I have all next year to decide. Merry Christmas!

Lizzie said...

That is so funny! Great idea. I only have one boy, but I have problems getting him to look at the camera, not make "fart" jokes, not look goofy (witness yesterday's tea-time shot!), not put his tongue out... and not leer at the camera like an idiot!

Maybe I really should climb up to that shelf in his room, where the box of dinos are collecting dust (those I didn't employ in the kitchen after your earlier post, that is).

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for the chuckle and nice broken tree.
Merry Christmas

humel said...

This made me laugh out loud! I have similar issues with getting good photos, thought it was me but now I'm definitely blaming the inanimate objects!

Have a great Christmas xx

Creative Junkie said...

This made me laugh - I love your dino photos!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Cindy said...

At least the dinos didn't try to eat the clones (you _know_ how they are). Merry Christmas!

SciFi Dad said...

Rex and Cody are good guys. I think the dinos are a bad influence.

SciFi Dad said...

Rex and Cody are good guys. I think the dinos are a bad influence.