Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lessons learned.

You know how in today's digital world, a lot of people are buying these nicer cameras and saying, "oh we can just go in our nice backyard, set up the camera on timer and take our our family pictures," or my personal favorite, "I have a friend/family member that has a nice camera they can just shoot our pics for us-that way it'll be free anyways." I'm here to tell you doing that is LAME! For the love of all that is holy and sacred, do it right and just get a photographer! Here's the reason I say this...

This week Jory and I "tried" to take our family pics. Jory insists on doing them ourselves with a tripod and self timer (as apparently this is our new family tradition). So we went up the canyons and failed miserably. There was nothing all that looked pretty-unless you like the dead creepy tree/branch look. I could see how Jory looked and he always looked good, but then I would have to run as the timer was going and try to position myself that looked somewhat decent. I looked like a complete retard. I was so frustrated and Jory was getting annoyed with me-but people, hello... I am a photographer so of course I'm going to be more particular! We took like maybe 15 shots before I was DONE and went home pouting like a baby. I'm still pretty butt hurt about it too. I have been sitting here aimlessly editing everyone family pics and ours are the WORST! This was my last attempt at this, never again. I will hire one of my photographers that I lust after.
Live and learn my friends! ;) Ok, I'm done venting...

3 comments:

aLySsA said...

Cute pictures! Its always so fun to dress up for halloween. I like your new header.

Hillary and Family said...

I completely agree.

Point blank.

I have to many generic pictures that just look ok. By the way I include penneys, walmart, or sears pictures in the non photographer category, with the rare exception you really need no talent there. You place the people and click the clown nose and they're done. Those are the pictures that your friend with a nice camera would take... ofcourse there is the rare exception, but it is rare. And now I'm done with the venting as well. Love you!

Sara said...

Oh, Honey! I sooooo feel your pain! This is the curse of being a Photographer... and I am here to tell you it only gets worse! (Just wait until you have kids!)