Anyhow, here are some of the outtakes from today's shoot. Don't think I'm going to spoil the fun by posting our Christmas card photo on the 'net. You'll just have to wait for the snail mail for that (and for me to get organized enough to order them, address them, and send them out).
Assignment #1: Freezing motion
Assignment #2: Capturing blurred motion
Assignment # 3: Small depth of field (still working on this one)
We messed around for at least 45 minutes trying to get a good family photo using the self-timer. Every time I got up to check the latest shot, Alice would get up too, so then I'd have to set the camera timer, sprint towards Matt, scoop up Alice, arrange myself in a figure-flattering beveled position, and then try to get Alice to look delighted rather than utterly confused all in time for the shutter to release. After I uploaded the whole set of photos onto the computer to confirm my suspicion that none was passable, we headed back outside for round two (I told you that Matt and Alice were good sports about this). Just as I was readjusting the camera (precariously teetering on top of our two living room poufs stacked one on top of the other), our neighbor passed by and