Lessons in What Not to Do: Sydney

Lighting and lens. That’s what I learned this time out. Better lighting. The need for reflective lighting. You know, those shiny white, flimsy fabric things… I needed one in a major way.

For the most part, all shots were indoors near either a window or a sliding glass door and many shots suffered from burnout (too bright of white/light) or were lost to the grainy, noisy shadows. Something reflective light would have take care of if I was smart enough to have one going in. Bet you can't guess what's on my shopping list?

As far as the lenses go, I think I need a wide angle to get a broader angle (duh, Stace) of the shots with limited space to work. Honestly, I was jammed up against the ceiling, lying on the floor or smashed up against the wall just to get enough distance no matter which lens I had on. You can only have so many eyeball and nose hair shots.

This was the harder of the three to do and the lack of quality shows, luckily I was able to salvage a few pictures just a tick below mediocre. Better days ahead, right? Instead of having a long, never ending display of photos to scroll through, I put together a brief slideshow. Music is by G. Faure, Pava Op. 50. Note: The video quality is really bad. I promise the actual pictures are much, much better.

What they really look like...


  1. Connie said...

    So where are the photos, chickee??? Huh???!!

  2. mandbrid said...

    They look great Stacey! Can we come over next??? You really do a good job and here you are just starting out... way to go!

  3. TammyP said...

    You are too hard on yourself! Only to a gifted eye would someone fine faults with these! So CUTE!!!

  4. ...for all eternity. said...

    I love these! Your list sounds like mine. I look all the time on ebay for the reflectors, lighting gismo's I don't know how to use and backdrops that I hope to some day own.
    I know you can find lens packages online that come with wide angle lens and other fun stuff, not sure on the price though.
    Hope your grumper-guss has a better day!