Back for another round of fun photography practice. Thanks for hosting another Theme Thursday, Cari!
This week I felt a little less-than-inspired by the theme of “Piles.” Perhaps because the first thing that popped to mind were piles of laundry. Believe you me, those can be found in abundance in my home, but surprisingly enough they’re not that inspiring to me. In fact, piles of laundry usually send me running outside far far away to take pretty photos of other things (things I’m not required to fold or clean), and I think I’d be quite embarrassed to share photos of the Mt. Everest of Laundry. (Secretly I’m hoping someone else links up with piles of laundry. That would be so cool and make me feel lots better. Thanks in advance, all you lovely photographer friends!)
I remembered how back in college, one of my roomies would make fun of the rest of us for laying around on a bed, in a “puppy pile.” She honestly couldn’t see the appeal to so much physical contact. But me, I loves me some huggin’, so this week I present to you: Piles of Joy
|F/4.5, 1/50, ISO 1600 (ISO was way too high! forgot to change it!)|
|F/4.5, 1/50, ISO 1600 (Focus set to wrong area. Blurry face = 🙁 photog)|
|F/4.5, 1/50, ISO 1600|
OK, so not my best work. But I really love the joy on their faces, and the truth is we spend a lot of time tickling, hugging, roughhousing in Piles on my bed.
(Yes, they dressed themselves. Yes, they like to match. No, they did not know I was going to
assault them with photography take pictures of them today. Although it’s a safe bet that I will on any given day.)
One thing I want to chat about: Aperture Priority mode. Oh my goodness gracious, this saves me a million years in setting up shots. I love it! I’ve been shooting almost exclusively in Aperture Priority mode for a couple weeks now and it is fantabulous. Sometimes I can’t get the shot I want because of lighting or what-have-you, so I have to switch to full manual mode. But 97% of the time I am happy with A mode. Have you tried it? If so, what do you think?