Today we will let you take par in our daily Evening Show, which comprises
various elements from the tragical up to the most comical genre
Hello you out there, ready?
First let me have a sip to get my tummy in gear
Medium Body, deep brown color, round finish - Oolong Tea?
Don't stuff, I'll miss half of the taste!
So Daddy, what's today's Menu?
Riz e legume a la Maison, Poisson
You know very well that I haven't learnt French yet
Don't joke about food, man. Dinner is serious business
Let me see that, before I decide wether to eat it or not
Do you truly believe yourself when you say this is delicious?
What are you saying, I got something stuck between my front teeth?
That colour looks highly suspicious
No, I can't stand it anymore!
Yoo, still with me?
Hey Daddy, where are you going?
I already told you, this is serious, don't treat me like that,
I have more hair than you!
Aah, you got yourself a cold beer, ok.
The food hasn't much improved I must say
Let me have it already
So, you think that's entertaining already?
Wait till I get a sip of that beer
Yes, that's nice, I can feel my toenails rolling up already
Tomorrow I'm going to have a hangover
Hello mom, this feels funny!
Look I can make faces
Guess, what animal is this?
No, it's not a fish!
Daddy, mom is funny, too
Ok, who is this actor?
You know it?
Yes, it's Jack Nickolson!
I can sing also!
I didn't hear that comment from you daddy!
Wow, that was a nice dinner,
Now for some quality relax time
This session was a planned event, meaning I did some minimal preparations:
- Set up the tripod in a manner that I wouldn't accidentally knock it over and adjust the height to a bit lower than Hannah's face.
- Up the lighting in the neighboring room (right off the pics), so the shadows from the main ceiling light would appear softer.
- Set up the camera before putting Hannah in her chair with the right program, aperture, etc. If possible use a "dummy" like a big puppet, or even your own face to see the exposure and shadows, focus and be sure there is enough space in the frame to allow for movement, or show another person. It is very easy to later cut the pictures to the right size with a software.
- I have a very small wireless remote control for my camera (sometimes you might see it at the bottom of pic) which makes taking pictures very easy but has
twoa few disadvantages: you have to set the focus directly at the camera (half-press) - if you are not careful, your whole session might be blurred! And there is a red light at the front of the camera blinking happily, creating a distraction, but having the advantage that you know whether the camera is on or not, because it times out rather fast, so I am careful to snap a pic every 30 second or so to keep it running. This being my first time to use it like this, the camera did "die" a few times on me, but it actually saved me, because the first focus setting had Hannah rather blurred, but after reactivating the camera the focus adjusted and saved the dinner for me! The sensor is right next to the light, only, nothing at the back or side, so I have to position the camera in a way (left side behind my) that I can be sure that the sensor catches every click I throw at it. For now this is fine with me, but it is another detail you have to keep in your head when planning a photo shooting. I might get a second, wired, remote control which would not have these disadvantages and keep the small one for on the road purposes or when I am to far away from the camera or when the wire would appear in the finished pic. There is a nifty setting though on my K-x that shoots the picture 3 seconds after pushing the remote control, giving you the time to move your hand to a natural position when taking self-pictures.