Wednesday, October 10, 2007

hello baby eden






12 comments:

The Steenhoek Clan said...

LOVE THEM, ALI!

sheena said...

goosebumps........great job!

love the last one!

kelly southwell said...

Oh! that last picture is absolutely priceless! Ali, great pictures! I am more impressed every time you post some. I keep tellin' you, you've got a natural eye. Love 'em!

Celia and Scott said...

Ali, how do you manipulate the lighting? Do you have things set up or is your camera just incredible?

I'm just getting into photography so I need all the help I can get.

Speaking of, can I borrow your friend's baby for a minute -- adorable!

ali degraff said...

Celia. I shoot with a Canon 30D, which has taken me a LONG time to get the hang of, and I still know NOTHING. I don't use anything but natural light, which is why if you looked close on these pictures they are all a little bit out of focus. I have a LOT of mastering yet to do. Good luck...if you learn anything good, pass it on.

dunning's said...

These pictures are beautiful, Ali. I am a good friend of Shannon's and am SO impressed with your photography skills. I am attempting to try my luck with this whole photography stuff but it's so hard (my mom is a professional children's photographer in Idaho, www.karenandersonphotography.com) I have the Canon Rebel with a few lenses, what do you shoot with? Seriously, you should start a business, you are amazing. I love the blogging world! Your blog is awesome. ~Kristy Dunning

dunning's said...

Oh silly, just read your comment, the Canon 30D.. that is a great camera. All of my pictures seem to be a little out of focus too! That has been my biggest complaint. I have photoshop elements which is OK, but probably need to invest the time in learning photoshop and invest in a Mac, my thinkpad just doesn't have the memory for these large files! anyway, would love to talk camera stuff sometime. I am soo impressed!

ali degraff said...

Hey Kristy...you are a friend of Adrienne's too! Love that girl!

Thanks for the compliments. I am jealous that you have your own personal assistant that can help you learn the art of photography. I wish I had someone I could call upon at my leisure who could explain all the deep dark secrets to a nice photo.

Here is my e-mail if you ever have a question or want to share an "ah-ha" discovery with me. I need as many as I can get! alidegraff@yahoo.com

whitty-acres said...

Ali,
You did a wonderful job. I'm really impressed. We should talk about your focus issues. (I am not saying I noticed them, I didn't, but you mentioned it so... come over.)

These are really great, the first is my favorite because it shows your eye for composition.

YAY!

ali degraff said...

Wendy, you just made me a happy woman. I would love some tips. It just drives me nuts when the photos are blurred.

I think I will be seeing you today, right? At the Heritage Lake Chili Cookoff? I will stop by your booth. :)

whitty-acres said...

Well, frankly no. I won't be there because I am doing sessions in Utah! I had to back out of the booth but I still donated some prizes.

Have fun!

tara said...

Ali-- these are fabulous. I love the blurred background ones... I guess I'll have to look closer for the ones that aren't supposed to be blurry cuz i didn't see them. then again, i'm not wearing my glasses. (o: