Monday, June 15, 2009

Giving in and using a flash....

I have a confession. I have become somewhat of a lighting snob. I am guilty of missing the moment because I have the attitude of "if the lighting is bad, I won't get a great picture"...
I have missed a lot of moments over the past year because I am too proud to use my camera's on board flash. I do have an external flash. I am trying to learn how to use it properly...but even still, I don't like the pictures any type of flash produces.
In effort to just capture the moment...I have given in and started using flash for the moments that I just don't have enough light.
Are the pictures great? No. Not even close...

But, do I want to miss these little faces in this moment? Not on your life!

Do the technical aspects of photography keep you from capturing that one moment, all in the name of getting a perfectly exposed and technically perfect photo? If so...STOP IT! Capture the moment. Enjoy the moment. Sometimes capturing the memories is WAY more important than getting a perfect picture. I am working on this.

4 comments:

utmomof 5 said...

Do you have any idea how happy I would be to take pictures you consider crappy? :) I love that first picture

onceapickle said...

From one lighting snob to another...I hear ya! For my b-day I'm asking for an external flash. Maybe we can learn how to use them together.

kimber said...

Ummmmmm, Kati, sorry to tell you this, but these pictures ARE great!!!! You're talented in even the most challenging of lighting circumstances. You are good behind the camera, girl!!

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

Stopping by from Kimber's Blog.
You take amazing shots!! It was a pleasure looking at your PRECIOUS pictures!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a BEAUTIFUL WEDNESDay!!
~Rocio from Texas☺