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Monday, April 20, 2009

I Heart Faces Photo Blog



I saw on my photographer friend Shelby's blog...remember her at FizzieLime? She is pretty much awesome.

I don't call myself a "photographer" because that would imply I know what I am doing...but I do love to take pictures and see what kind of creations and memories I get out of a single press of the button. I thought it would be fun to try some of the challenges on I heart Faces....just to see if I can learn anything or get a little better. I really do need Photoshop, I think, if I am really going to compete at all with the pros...and maybe a nice camera...but for now I am content with my cheapo schmepo...so the challenge goes like this....

Take a picture of yourself (ME)...I have to be holding the camera and cannot use anything to support the camera like a tripod, table, etc.

I did this really fast...took like 10 shots and then just picked one...they were all very underwhelming and I don't really want to share...but to enter I have to post it here...so now you all get to look...and then my family all voted this one (even though I really don't like it) so you have seen it already...so how anti-climatic was that???


And then we are supposed to take one with a child in the picture with us...again holding the camera....there are some really awesome and really creative shots from different people on the site...I did not have the time to try stuff like that...and not like Carter would cooperate even if I did have the time...so we did a quick shot and off he went...so his eyes are almost closed...but I still like it alright.


And this is the one I really wanted to post because this really is the essence of me. Quirky and reptilian like ;)









11 comments:

Shawn and Megan Atwood said...

Laura, you should enter your eyes in some beautiful eyes contest, seriously!(do they have beautiful eye contests? well, if they do, you would totally get the blue ribbon!) Love the carter mommy pic....and I didn't even know you had a reptillion side to you:)

brit said...

The picture of you and Carter is so cute. It seems like it was one of those "in the moment, randomly taken" type picture -- way cool!

I like the pictures of you by yourself as well - you seem like such a quirky, fun loving, awesome woman by your second picture -- and the first is simply beautiful!

Shelby said...

I love that you're doing this too--it's so much fun! You look absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Great pictures!

Jennifer Dunn said...

You have such a beautiful face. Not too bad, taken with the cheapo schmepo camera!

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

Wonderful shots! And that last one cracked me up! Too much fun!! Great job!

theArthurClan said...

These are both great, but I really love the one with you and your child together. So very cute!

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Ash said...

reptilian? Your eyes are so blue, I've always wanted another color besides brown.

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

you have beautiful eyes! I really like the pic of you & Carter - it's very sweet.

Becca said...

I like the goofy one best :-) great shots!

Bradbury Trio said...

Awww my Laurita! How beautiful you are!!!! What a cool contest, and I wish you the best of luck-the pictures look great and I love your hair-it looks sexy, sassy if you will! :) Let us know what happens! You and Carter are quite the pair too-so adorable!!!

Kristin, Jeff, and Michael said...

YOU ARE GORGEOUS!! That is all I have to say!