Sunday, March 22, 2009

Flash is Evil

Jameson


It is 'No Flash' week at i heart faces. Not hard to find a qualifying photo, as I typically shun using flash.



I decided to use the above photo of my friend's son, Jameson, because it was taken at a time when I could have easily caved in and used flash. I wanted so badly to take photos of this darling, and he and his mom were only in town for a few days. We scheduled a time to get together, but the lighting was terrible (non-existent). We went outside and worked hard to get this image (without flash!), which turned out to be one of my all-time favorites! Isn't he a doll?!

34 comments:

Molly said...

Oh my gosh - YES! Look at those eyelashes! And I'm a total sucker for big brown eyes.
The photo turned out great. I usually shun flash also - natural light just looks so much better to me.

Rachel said...

I agree...natural light is best. I do have times where I just can't get the picture and I do cave. I'm still learning...

Sarah said...

Wow! Gorgeous...both the photo and the child!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

wow - that is beautiful

Donna said...

So beautiful! Okay, I'm throwing my flash away and trying harder to make good use of natural light!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Shae said...

What a beautiful shot. I love the light on his face.

Mireille said...

Very well done, what a cutie pie!!

Daisigirl said...

Love your photo!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely stunning picture! I love it!

Jami said...

This is just breathtaking! His eyes are fabulous, and that's my favorite part of using natural light. The amazing things it does to eyes. Great job!!!

Brenna D. said...

Yes, he's absolutely a doll. Cutie pie!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Wonderful!

Amy
Co-Founder
I Heart Faces

Kidd Family said...

LOVE it!
Fantastic eyes!... great use of natural light.
What a cutie!

ellie said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful, beautiful light on his face! I'm a little embarrassed of my entry now!

OctoberRain said...

That is an adorable and beautiful picture! Nice job

Randi said...

Beautiful photo! I love his eyes, his sweet expression, and that adorable hat :)

Katie said...

I love his eyes and the lighting is perfect!

Katarina said...

Beautiful.

Melinda said...

Holy cow - look at those amazing catchlights! Beautiful photo...as always : )

TJ said...

So9 good!
I am just amazed at all the great photos!!
TJ

Susan said...

Precious! What a handsome little guy.

Becca said...

Oh. my. word. He is to die for cute. Those lashes are amazing! I'm so blown away by all the talent this week -- great shot!

Melissa said...

Love the chocolate on his skin, and such great light in his eyes! It looks like it was worth all of the work!

Katelyn said...

Very cute!

Bryce's momma said...

Great shot! I love the combination of the brown hat with his brown eyes! Thanks for visiting my blog!

dmoms said...

yes - what a shot and a cutie

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Heidi,

I love your new space to showcase your heartfelt writing and wonderful pictures.

This one is awesome! I love the colors present and the way you captured those eyes.

Beautiful

Momma G.Love said...

Gorgeous!

Carebear said...

Top ten material for sure! I favorited this the moment I saw it on the i Heart Faces forum! Such a gorgeous shot. Love everything about it. Can't wait to see it again in the winner's circle on Friday!

Aja Jenise said...

This is priceless Heidi!! The detail is A-MAZING! These eyes and the color is so RICH!!

You never fail to amaze...

tiff said...

Oh I love this.

Caroline said...

Absolutely - GORGEOUS!! You would never think the light was poor at all!

Karen Schneider said...

Beautiful - I love this. What sweet wonder.

Thanks for my comment too. :)

Close To Home said...

absolutely a breathtaking photo!