Today's picture is brought to you by a little girl and a mom who let her stay up way too late, 2 nights in a row.
This is my Clara. She has a serious problem. She climbs into our bed. Every. Single. Night. We have tried everything, except locking her out at night. I just can't bring myself to do that. I figure she will not always climb into bed with me because she will not always be little. I need to enjoy it while it lasts. ( That's what I keep telling myself.)
This morning I was heading back into my room to get dressed. She was STILL sleeping at 10:45 am! I guess staying up until midnight can really wipe a 5 year old out. I thought it was the perfect opportunity for picture #2, and also a great illustration of 45 degree lighting.
This was the first picture I took. Her back was to the window and the light wasn't falling on her cute little face. It's . . . not vibrant and I don't like the lighting.
Because she was SO out of it, I did what any other MWAC (Mom With A Camera) would do. I moved her in her sleep and turned her so she would face the window. I kept my settings the exact same so I could show you the difference good lighting makes.
Here is the pullback of the room I shot in. I like lighting my subjects at a 45 degree angle. This means the light source would be considered the 0 degree line and my little girl is positioned at about 45 degrees from the light. Do I do this all the time? No. I do what looks best. It's all about trial and error to see what YOU like.