Christmas is so close, not much time left. With no time to waste I started taking pictures of my kids for our family Christmas cards to send to family and friends. I have two teenagers and my husband still left to photograph. I have maybe six days to complete this. I think I can do it, provided Napoleon my oldest will allow me to photograph him. He has always felt that if you take his picture you take his soul. When he was very young he heard this on a show or from someone. He belived it to be true. This comes with the terriotory of having Autism, he takes everything literally. I have very few shots of him and the ones I do have are of him hiding or trying to make a run for it. I will try to beg him this year, crossing my fingers.
For the moment please enjoy what I do have. I really like how they turned out. I was up around five one morning to study the manual for my Canon EOS 50D. Still learning... since reading the manual I started shooting in manual. I also use a 580EXII Speedlite. I think I am getting bettter. I was going to run the images through photoshop but I quickly changed my mind and edited in Lightroom. I also learned that I really enjoyed Lightroom. Note to self pick up a book online for Lightroom. Anyone have any suggestions?