Monday, June 23, 2008

Impromptu Photo Shoot

I was on my way upstairs a few hours ago when little Christianna walked by and flopped on the carpet in one of her favorite "sun spots"--where light from a window creates a spotlight effect. It seemed like an opportunity for some cute photos, but I sure could have picked a more cooperative subject. My little sister is one of the goofiest kids on planet earth, and she took the opportunity to make silly faces and roll around a lot (which is not easy to handle when you're already working in limited light with slower shutter speeds!); she also couldn't seem to pose comfortably...probably because little kids aren't comfortable being comfortable. This shot captures one of her more peaceful moments.

Minolta 5D, f4 @ 1/200, converted to B&W in Photoshop CS2

Rebecca was more cooperative for me. Christianna wanted to join her in these shots, but instead I made her my assistant--she had the idea of tickling Becca's toes to make her smile better.

Minolta 5D, f2 @ 1/50, converted to monochrome in Photoshop CS2

Minolta 5D, f2 @ 1/10, converted to B&W in Photoshop CS2

Minolta 5D, f2 @ 1/10, processed in Photoshop CS2

All photos © Benjamin Berkompas 2008


Stephen B said...

Very cute.

Benjamin said...

Thanks Stephen. They sure are.