Sunday, October 5, 2008

Photo Challenge #19 - Art of Portraiture

This was an interesting challenge for me. James is almost 8 years old and has had the camera in his face since he was born. But now he's going through a very uncooperative stage whenever Mom picks up her camera! It's so hard to get a good picture of him, NOT making a silly face. (And the other member of our family -- the father -- is going through his annual Autumn ritual of growing hair on his face and currently looks like a cross between an unkempt bear and a homeless person, so taking pictures of him was not currently to my liking!! LOL).

So you work with what you have!! I realized this morning that with all the pictures I've taken of James throughout his life, I've never tried a "photo session" at home. He's been to a professional photographer a few times, but those visits are few and far between! So I grabbed a sheet, rearranged the livingroom temporarily and started taking pictures. He was remarkably cooperative and I did get a few good shots, inbetween the silly stuff! I'm just posting three from this morning, one of which Lacey had to get into too!! The first one was actually taken the other night, while we were deep in conversation about something.....somewhat less posed, but I think my favorite!

So, thank you, Rania, for a fun challenge! I ended up with some good pics of my little guy that I wouldn't have without your suggestion!! Have a great week everyone!!


13 comments:

ERIN said...

these are great! I actually like the one in color alot. your son is so hadsome!

Melissa S said...

I would love to see the last close up picture of James in color...I love that picture..and I think the green would look soo nice. All beautifully done..and I love doing faux shoots at home too:)

Helen M said...

These are all terrific....yes, even the one with Lacey! I just love James' smile, makes me feel happy. And you've captured it very well!

Helen said...

oh yey!!!! I don't know who I am more proud of - Mum or James! LOL! Better than the "bear" - eekkk! Isn't it great what these challenges "challenge" us to do. Great shots of James....love the b/w!

Val said...

Great pictures, Your boy is ... perfect model!
I love them all

val

Wendy said...

Excellant job Ma'am!! Isn't it amazing what we can do when we leave our comfort zones!! You should be very proud of yourself!! Laughing at your description of your husband, I understand completely :o)

countryluvengal said...

You have a very handsome young man! Great photos!

BearFamily said...

Oh how great that your boy wants to be on photo's !!! Great shots all!

Kami said...

Such a hansome boy!!

Nichole said...

funny you day that. My guy is turning 8 soon, and while he has accepted the fact that when he looks at me , I am likely to have a camera, he is making the silliest face lately. I can be funny, you know the first 10 times, and then.............ahhhhh!
hehehehe. good to know theres more than one silly 8year old out there.
great pics!!

Free Spirit said...

he is a heartbreaker for sure. Adorable and he co-operates too. Good work !

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mosbarger said...

These are wonderful!!!!! I, like you, prefer color but you did REALLY well with the black and white!!! Way to go!!!

Jopke... said...

Really beautiful! That colored one just pops out of this line. Well done.