Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lexi Portraits

If it weren't for Davimack I don't think I would have taken such beautiful shots of my granddaughter Lexi, thank you Davimack! He gives great advice and I will repeat he really needs to write a book on photography, specifically the Canon Rebel camera :)

Dallas and Lexi were out today and even though Lexi slept through the whole photo shoot I think the pictures came out great. I'm getting this camera figured out! :)









This one was way too bright with a pink background so I used an action in PS and turned it vintage.

I stopped at the hardware store and picked up a couple of muslin drop clothes from the paint department. The size is 9'x12' and they are perfect for backdrops, they cost about 30 bucks each, much cheaper than buying professional ones; $200.00+ yikes!. I intend to dye them using this tutorial but haven't had time yet. I have an unfinished house and hammered nails around the top of the wall, then used safety pins all around the outside edge of the drop clothes and hung them on the nails.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kansas...Beautiful,beautiful pictures..Lexi looks like a real contented baby....Pat

Anonymous said...

nothing more peaceful than a sleeping baby. What a beautiful little doll..ab

Anonymous said...

Wow! These are beautiful portrait pictures. Great photography and what a gorgeous baby she is.

Oma said...

Proud to be the Great Grandma of such a beautiful baby! Kansas your pictures are so perfect.

Love Ya!

Little Ol' Liz said...

Tell me you aren't smitten?! She's absolutley precious, and your photos are the best.

scrappy quilter said...

What a precious granddaughter. What a contented baby.

DaviMack said...

Truly wonderful pictures, Kans! And the drop cloths are all your idea - and I think that they've definitely made the shots look totally professional. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

These are just the best. Wow!!

Jaycee said...

Aw, what a precious baby. And great job! Question: I went to the Davimack blog you were talking about, and only saw a bunch of food stuff. Where is the photography? After your rave, I must read some!

Kansas A said...

Hi Jaycee,
You can see photography at Davimack's other site: http://hobbitsabroad.blogspot.com/
They have a couple of blogs :)

GT Cindy said...

Great job with the pictures and your granddaughter is just adorable!

Kansas A said...

Thanks GT Cindy, I've had the camera awhile now and have learned a lot more since taking these pics. I've got a great model to work with too ;)