Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pink Saturday:Displeased with the Photoshoot

Babies are creatures of very little patience. They also tend to be independent minded, and therefore do not care f you said "hold that smile" while waiting for the digital camera to catch up with the proceedings.
If I have one gripe about digital photography, it is the excessive time lapse between pressing the button and the picture actually being captured, which, with older subjects leads to fake-y strained smiles, and with younger ones... well, you see, I'm sure.
On the upside, digital cameras have made me a lot less afraid to try. No longer am I terrified of wasting film on a shot that only "might" be good. No, instead I can click off a hundred in the hopes that maybe one will be print-worthy. This bravado has, blissfully, led to more and more printworthy shots and a much more colorful family album than if I had to ration each snapshot.
Nonetheless, I do miss me some instantaneous 35mm captured joy.

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17 reflections:

CC said...

Such a sweetie baby...it's a wonderful post. Happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.

Jennifer said...

Snapdragon does look a little less than enthused... awww... Anyway, I know what you mean about the slowness of digital cameras. When my old one died, I did lots of research and got one that is super fast just because I was tired of all the shots I got of the back of my son's head. Oh, he complied with my smile and say cheese request, and then he would take off running, and the camera couldn't keep up. So might I suggest the Canon Powershot SD750... to quote a review: "takes 1.0 second from start to shoot, with subsequent photos about 1.6 seconds apart without flash and 2.3 seconds with the flash enabled." In my own words... It is MUCH, MUCH faster than everyone else's camera that I know. :)

She'sSewPretty said...

Awwww. What a sweetie! You'll look back years from now at this picture and smile. Happy pink Saturday!

Patricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful new week.

Cottage Rose said...

Hi and Happy Pink Saturday;

I can understand how you feel about the digital camera's.. I love mine but buy the time I take the photo what I was trying to capture was not there any more...lol But I must say I do love the sweet little one,, and the look on babies face,,,, priceless... have a great day;

Hugs;
Alaura

Jorgelina said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!
What a sweetie.
Hugs

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

lisa said...

That baby is a cutie patootie and I love the picture.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lisa

Queen of Dreamsz said...

What a cutie patootie!!! :0) No, they just never seem to mind you when you are going for that perfect shot.

Happy PiNk Saturday to you. Oh, and I love your blog background...did you design it?

Have a great day and please do drop by for a visit when you have a moment. I'm usually close by.

Love & Light,
Stephanie

Sarah said...

Happy PInk Saturday ~ Hyacinth

http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

jeanne said...

Slee, your post just makes me smile. The baby photo is funny and adorable. Yes, digital has it's drawbacks but it also has advantages. Like deleting photos you dislike. However, I often think our history will be compromised because we will not have photos 'in a box' to share in later years. An interesting thought huh? Happy Pink Sat.

Hugs...Jeanne

Drahdrah said...

That's my biggest peeve of my camera. It takes about 2 seconds to actually snap the shot and with a one year old 2 seconds usually misses the shot !!!

Mary said...

I love the picture you selected to share with us today. It is rare:-). I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Bella said...

What a cute and funny picture. :) Happy Pink Saturday.

peppermint said...

I understand the frustration with digital at times but I love that you can take a zillion and delete what you don't like. Happy PS and please come by and see me!
Patti

Lolly said...

He's precious! Peanut never smiles in her photos either. As soon as she sees the camera she furrows her brows.

Upstatemomof3 said...

That is my main complaint about digital photography too. But sine I can (and do) just keep clicking I usually get a bunch of good pictures. :)