Laila turned one this year and she celebrated with smashing her cake.
Nothing is more fun than playing with your food as a one year old, but when you truly get to make a complete mess and not get in trouble, it’s even better! Laila turned one in January and I was there to capture all of the fun of turning one. We played with a balloon that was as big as she was, while she wore an adorable pink flower dress and white leggings.
Time for cake, because everyone should be celebrated on their birthday. After a quick outfit and set change, it was time to get cake everywhere. Laila was a little shy at first but soon she was eating, smashing, and smearing the cake all over the floor, herself, and after it was all over that, the background was the next place.
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There are many techniques to shooting, while I am still learning a lot of them; I have been playing around with free lens. Free lens is where you take the lens off of your camera and hold the camera and lens in both hands. Learning free lens was not easy in the beginning by any means, I spent a good week or more figuring out just how to do it and get the look that freelensing is and that I wanted. It was an amazing feeling the day that I seemed to finally get the hang of it. I thought I had a better handle on it than I did and my mom just laughed at me when I tried shooting free lens and captured my dog Timmy. I didn’t have the skill set needed for a moving subject just yet.
I was really nervous at first because I didn’t want to detach my lens. I’ve read that it’s dangerous because of cause x, y, z, but if you are careful and really pay attention to what you are doing the pictures will turn out really cool. As, Shannon Kathleen said on one of my photos when I was still figuring it out, “I can see the dreamy free lens softness.” That dreamy softness is what freelensing is all about, one point in focus and the rest a beautiful blur.
I hope you all play around with freelensing during the springtime, the flowers that are blooming and bringing new life, are the perfect subjects. Remember you don’t need to move the lens far from your camera, just slight tilts up or down and moving closer or further away to find your focus.
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