Monday, March 7, 2011

Just for the record

Hullo?  Anybody home?

I have fallen off the face of blogger Earth.  No reason.  I just dropped the ball there for a while, and didn't feel the least bit guilty about it.  I over-volunteered this month and last and was having a bit of a scramble.  Still not out of the weeds, but there's hope.  Always hope.

Well, even if I'm the only one who sees them, I'm posting some of the pictures from my digital 2 photography class.  This class has kicked my butt a bit -- again, wishing I had more time for it -- but it's so good to be pushed out of that comfort zone once in a while.

Our first project was portraits.  I started out with the idea of shooting my identical twins to capture what makes looking at twins so intriguing.  I see them so much as individuals that it surprises me when people say they can't tell them apart or refer to them as "the twins."  Somehow, I thought maybe I would play up the similarities though, since the similarities make them special too (and they enjoy it).  But in the end, I just see them as I see them --  as individuals.  And, I think, that's how these portraits turned out.


Margaret said...

I can't believe you got them to sit for portraits. The portraits ('cause that what they are, not just photos) are lovely. I love all the texture you've managed to get in them. You've inspired me to try to get my son in morenthan a snapshot!

Amy said...

Jill - these are wonderful. Really really great work. They are gorgeous - the kids and the images you made!

Jane said...

Oh how I wish my boys would sit like this. Was it hard to get them to? How many outtakes do you have? Love to see those! Outstanding work Jill.