Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Blog: Behind the Scenes

Here at the Blog we specialize in the posting of cute pictures, especially of the little girl variety.

As an example, here's Kai modeling the new hat that Mom just knit for her.

However, it's not as easy as it seems. Kai in particular has started to make it a bit of a challenge so we thought we'd give you a little peek behind the curtain.

At first the only challenge was the fact that she LOVES posing for the camera. It's almost impossible to take a candid shot catching her in the middle of some action, because the second she sees a camera she'll stop whatever she is doing and just look at the lens and smile.

However recently we've encountered another issue. Because we currently are using a digital point and shoot instead of an SLR, the camera doesn't do well with low light indoors and pretty much uses a flash all the time. Not surprisingly, Kai doesn't appreciate the light being flashed in her face. She has now learned to associate the little orange light sensor light with the flash and squints or closes her eyes whenever she sees that light, even if (like with this series) I've got the flash turned off, leading to pictures like this:

and this:

And when she really wants to make her point, we get this:

Still, it's all worthwhile when we end up with one of these:

Come back later for the director's cut and more DVD commentary extras.


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