The lens: 50mm prime
The bribery: the promise of ginger ale with dinner that night (really kid? you probably could have asked for a trip to Disney World and I would have ordered the tickets right then and there).
Wardrobe changes: 3
Locations: first at park, then at home, in front of Christmas Tree
Total number of pictures taken: 89
How many I really like and will use: 5 or 6
Thank goodness we went to the park first so I could play with my camera - I had some serious focusing issues going on. (I was using single point focus, and did not realize it, so most of the time it wasn't focusing on Brycen). I am bummed because as we were romping around in the pine tree forest, I could have taken some great shots, but they were all blurred. I did like this one:
|I REALLY am done with this, mom|
As soon as we returned to playground, he wanted the sweater off, but strangely put the hat on, without being asked. It was around 70 degrees here in Charlotte yesterday so I didn't mind. Here are a few as I played with my camera and he played with bubbles and ate a snack:
When we returned home he took a 2 hour nap and even though I should have been napping, I continued to play around with my camera. After he woke up and played quietly to get the sleepys out, he began the posing session.
I asked him to show me his favorite ornament from tree and the kid shows me the bubble whistle he had been playing with earlier - somehow it had turned into an ornament! Oh well. I should probably note here that our tree isn't even finished being decorated. But I am the type of person who would rather put energy into Christmas Cards then finishing the tree decorating.
I love the bokeh in the second picture! And his faces. When I mentioned that ginger ale he perked up and ran to get one of his outfits.
The bokeh is not as big or as creamy, but I love his expressions! I think more lights on the tree would help.
Then things got serious. He changed into the sweater.