Sunday, September 24, 2006

I LOVE backlighting!

Sometimes, I feel that's the only thing I can do. I finally was able to pull out my camera today and take some shots of Gracie but I wasn't quite happy with what I got (shhh....don't tell anyone, I forgot to check my settings...OOPPPSS)! Anywho, after downloading them and not seeing that "money" shot, I bribed Gracie (she made $2.00 off of me by the way) and put her in the window......I'm much happier with these. =)
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.....yuck that it's almost over! =(


Blogger D.Lauren said...

I lovvvvve these! Great job. What settings do you use for your backlighting? Do you shoot in manual for these? Just love em.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous lindey said...

as always...they are beautiful. love the detail & texture you were able to hold onto popping out from gracie's's just beautiful! love when you share :o)

7:54 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I absolutely love these! Next time I'm in Texas I want to come to your have the best lighting!!

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Nadia said...

Love em! Love the shadows the most...adds great depth to them.

We are at the stage where bribery doesn't work. LOL!

BTW...why don't you make a post where you give instructions on how to do these types of shots. Lots of people are a thought.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Julie C Butler said...

She is getting so big! These shots are great! I love the second one best!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Tina Parker said...

You Rock Brenda- these are AWESOME!!

10:59 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

She is so sweet! I love those!

11:01 PM  
Blogger A day in the life of a Digital Scrapbooker said...

Great photo's, and don't worry I do that alot :)

12:56 AM  
Blogger Louise said...

Gorgeous! I love that last one!

5:15 AM  
Blogger Tori said...

wow, you rock at backlighting..I love #2..what a sweetheart...Great job..Keep it up and keep posting!

8:34 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

OH SWEET girlfriend! These are great! I too LOVE back lighting:) LOVE Gracie:):)

I understand the bribing..I had to do that with Matthew on those golf/road pictures..haha;)

9:43 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

She's so gorgeous! You definitely have a talent for seeing and capturing the best light.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Alissa said...

hmmm... paying them for pictures... totally doing this!

2:47 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

These are awesome Brenda!! Will you frame one...because I think these are some of the sweetest pics you have of Gracie recently :)

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Haylee said...

These are perfection! You've mastered backlighting.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous maggie Holmes said...

these are great! you really have the backlighting down!!
and i agree - would love some tips!!

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Jesse said...

You just know how to work that light, don´t you - it´s PERFECT ♥
Not only have you AWESOME light and talent, but also the most BEAUTIFUL little lady - Gracie looks just STUNNING here!!!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Bren, I need you to give me some backlighting lessons. Seriously, I'm not so good at it. Everytime you post your backlit pictures, I take Savannah in her room and try - they always suck. Help me out - oh talented one!!!

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

You ARE the backlight queen!!! Can you teach me?

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Frederique said...

Brenda, same here. Will you teach me? All my pictures come out hazy and grainy. I SUCK at it. These are stunning!

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Lanne said...

loving your photos! GORGEOUS WORK! TFS.. I will be sure and stop by again.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Count me in on the lessons, Brenda! These are just beautiful, and I'm very interested in how you do it. I'm laughing at your "bribe", too, because I'm having a "discussion" with my 11 year old daughter at this very moment about a Halloween costume that I want to order for her....she says "You just want it so you can take pictures, Mom!" and I said "yep, that's right!"

7:41 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Awww...thank you everyone! I've had a couple requested about it so I'll just start a new post of what I do that way if you don't check back on the comments, you won't miss it. =)

Thank you Amy....I'm very lucky and spoiled with my lighting! =)

Nadia...thank you! =) Yeah...I use to bribe with starbursts but now she's moved on to the! =)

Alisha...when I saw these, I totally thought of you little baby one...LOVE that one! =)

Adrienne....I just order one in an 11x14...great minds think alike! =)

Jesse...thank you sweetie! =)'re loopy! I've seen you do some backlighting and LOVED it! I'll make a deal with ya....I'll give some pointers if you give me some pointers on your WONDERFUL outside shots! =) DEAL?

Holly...BWWHHAAA on the talented one comment! =)

Frederique...mine don't come out very sharp and do have a bit of a haze to them. Not everyone that I take is a long as I have what I wanted in focus (usually the eyes) I work with'll will be surprised at the SOOC and after and honestly it doesn't take me but 2 minutes in PS to get what I want. =)

Thank you Lanne, Dhana, Lindey, Julie, Tina, Melissa, ADITLOAD, Louise, Tori, Amy, Alissa, Haylee and guys are soooo sweet! =)

She's on to you! I'm the same way and this year I told Gracie she could pick out any costume she wanted (within reason) and she wants to be Stephanie from Lazytown. Needless to say, I won't be taking a ton of pictures in it. =)

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anne said...

Well, it's CERTAINLY not the only thing you do well, but you do it fabulously, that's for sure!

I agree with everyone else's commments. Great stuff here. And money now, huh? Start saving your dollars!

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I too would love to know how you achieved this look with your settings.
I think it would be fun for some to see SOOC shots along with your after ps work.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Oh My Brenda! That last one ROCKS!!!!!!!!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Thank you Anne, Nancy and Michelle! =)

4:53 PM  

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