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Monday, March 23, 2009

I Heart {Flash-Less} Faces

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This week's i Heart Faces theme is "No Flash". When I got serious about my photos a few months ago, the first valuable piece of advice I received was to turn off my flash. Even though my point-and-shoot performs terribly in low light, I took that advice and haven't used my flash since that day. The picture I'm entering for this contest was taken near an East-facing window, just days after I turned off my flash for good. I love the clarity of Beauty's skin, the amazing catchlights in her eyes, and her hint of amused smile. This is easily one of my faves of all the photos I've ever taken.



For more gorgeous no-flash photos, head over to i Heart Faces and browse the other contestants' entries!

85 comments:

Sandra said...

She is so cute. I love this photo.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. I love this picture. She is SO sweet : ). Hope your day is fantatabulous!

missy said...

she is a precious little one!!!!!
love this picture!!!!!

MaryAnne said...

Great photo - she really is a Beauty.

Lolli said...

Adorable!! You did great with the lighting!

Robin Lynne said...

Hello - saw your comment on today's SITS rollcall and thought i'd stop by.

She is so adorable! I've never been a big fan of the flash. (I tend to keep it taped down on my camera, actually - if I'm using "auto" mode.)

I'll have to peek around some more for your photographs (I'm a little bit of a photog' myself :P)

Have a great day!

-Robin Lynne
www.robinlynne.org

Bryce's momma said...

Thanks carebear! I love your photo. I love how her little eyes are smiling! Great job!

Kameron said...

That picture is so cute and I do love the hint of a smile she has. It almost makes it look like her baby mind is up to something!

Katheryn said...

Oh my goodness, she is so cute!! The lighting is perfect in this picture!

~ Kathy ~ said...

She is absolutely precious!! Her sweet eyes just sparkle!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

I LOVE THIS ONE!

Stacie said...

stunning, the baby and the photo!

All these B's and Me! said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL~!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful baby, and great photo!

Becca said...

Oh my word. What a cutie! I love her headband :-) great shot!

Kidd Family said...

what an adorable photo! i love that headband. What a cutie! the lighting is fantastic. great job.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

That picture is amazing. The details that you captured in her beautiful face...

Heather said...

Great photo! She's so cute!

Melinda said...

This is your best pic yet! It is stunning!

Katarina said...

I smiled when I saw this picture. What a cutie.

BeLovedAiMeE said...

great picture! she's such a doll baby :)

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

I can see why it is one of your favorites. Great shot, beautiful little girl.

Bar-b said...

geez louise, this is perfect.

Susan said...

Precious!

EL at Through My Own Lens said...

Oh, I love it! She is absolutely adorable and what an AMAZING shot! Great job!!! Oh, how I miss the days when LO would just sit there...now he RUNS from the camera!!! I get lots of "action" shots! LOL! Good luck - this one is lovely!

Donna said...

I don't know how you do it! Turning off my flash seems so futile to me. I've tried and tried but my camera (a big expensive canon 5D) can't see anything unless there's a beam of light shooting straight at it! Kinda wish I got the Nikon.

Your pics are so beautiful and your kids are adorable!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Donna

Randi said...

LOVE this! Such great coloring and softness :)

Julie said...

That really is a great pic...she truly is a little beauty :)

Anne said...

Such a cutie!

Brittany said...

Stunning!
I love the catch-light in her eyes. :)

Shannon said...

I love the eyes and how they sparkle. She is beautiful. Awesome shot, Mom!

Shae said...

awesome shot!

Melissa said...

precious girl! Love the light in her eyes!

Rachel said...

You described it beautifully! I love how she's looking directly at you and giving you that sweet little smile.

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

OMGosh! I love this shot...I hope you print it out, frame it up and put it in your house somewhere. I am a believer. The flash is getting duct taped closed at my house!

Abby*Lane said...

So sweet! Love it!

Dusty said...

That is a truly precious photo! I'm stopping by from SITS! I'll have to keep in mind that tidbit about no flash!

...The Obnoxious SAHM.... said...

I am your newest follower! I think she is a total DOLL!! Oh my goodness you are so blessed!! :)

Hugs,
Obnoxious!

Roxane said...

I want to bite her little chubby cheeks! So sweet :)

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

She is beyond beautiful! Cute stuff!

Brooke said...

Beautiful picture!!!! Great job. I love this entry.

Sarah said...

This is a great photo!! Your little girl is gorgeous! The catch lights and window lighting are beautiful! Well done. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog.

Miss Mouthy said...

What a beautiful photo! You started with a stunning subject then added your wonderful technique. Amazing!

Daisigirl said...

Thank you for the nice comment! I think your photo is so adorable too! I love the look on her face!

Boybarian Dad said...

thats one cutie there, very nice.

Mum-me said...

What an adorable photo! This one has got to be in the top 10 fr sure.

And I like your blog name too - I know how you feel. When my youngest was born I had 2 under two, 3 under three, and 4 under four! It's hard work, but so worth it.

Tim said...

Oh she is PRE CIOUS!!! Great shot, you should have a good chance of winning this week. You know I have called who the winner would be in this before the week even happened?

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Rebekah said...

She looks so sweet!!! Love the flower headband!!

Lori said...

that is such a precious picture!

oh and I too have two under two, or did... as my son is now over two, but my two boys are 19 months apart. always interesting!

OctoberRain said...

Beautiful! I really don't know what else to say because its perfect :) Great job!

antoinettemariew@blogspot.com said...

such a gorgeous baby girl and such vibrant pink colors surrounding her....nice photo work! blessings...

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

I love this photo an dshe is such a doll face!

Honey Mommy said...

What a great photo! I love everything about it!

Susie said...

She's just gorgeous!!

Esther said...

What a great reward for turning off the flash. Her eyes are so intent and skin so soft...perfect baby photo...nice job.

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Look at you with over 50 comments! I want to be YOU one day. :) This picture will long live as one of your all time favorites. It seems that the no flash thing is paying dividends for you, if this entry is any indication. Great work!!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh what a gorgeous little one! And a beautiful photo! :)

TuTu's Bliss said...

This is a stunning picture!! Hugs, Jen

Heidi said...

I'm loving that headband!! Gorgeous photo.

No pink around my house. Drat!

Caroline said...

Absolutely stunning photo - and on a P&S too - well done - gorgeous!! I don't stand a chance ;)
(Frogmum)

American Mum said...

She is too cute! And that bow is to die for. Great job!

LauraPBS said...

So pretty! Well done - what a great picture!

Laura

Pam D said...

Umm. I think we have a winner here! That is a totally fabulous picture, and I mean totally. Can't find a flaw... lighting is perfect, color is perfect, and the baby? Hmmm... maybe she's not so perfect, so I'll just take her, OK? *snort*.. I thought not. Yep, she's perfect, too! I'll be looking for this one at the top come Saturday....

Ginna said...

This photo is so adorable! What a sweet baby, and lovely light!

sharla@mylittlegems said...

Thanks for the comment on my photo! Yours is just beautiful! It is amazing what you can do w/ no flash- even w/ point and shoot cameras :) And you have a great blog here!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Girl this is stunningly beautiful. I love that bow! You just want to kiss her sweet little face. :D

Kristen said...

Your daughter is adorable! Saying hi from SITS!

IMAGEine Couture Photography said...

awww...so CUTE! Pretty in pink with eyes that sparkle...what more could you want? :) Great job!

Niecey said...

This is so so cute and sweet. What a great shot

Keri said...

Oh my, I see why it is a favorite! Gorgeous photo! You did a fabulous job capturing perfect lighting. She is a doll! So beautiful.

Lindsey said...

thanks for stopping by my blog...your little girl is such a doll! :) great picture too!!!

mommaof3 said...

love this pic shes cute

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Are you kidding me? That is a GORGEOUS picture!!! You did that with just a point and shoot? Amazing!

tiff said...

She is stunning and the photo is perfect.

Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.

I'm so sorry to read about your friend, i'll be thinking of her and her son.

The Dillon 6 said...

so squishy and adorable!!! I love her cute face!

Yup -- Seattle'ish. We're in a suburb of a suburb of Seattle. Love it here!!

Mrs. Bee said...

Incredible!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I had 2 under 2....

Rebecca said...

oooh she really is a beauty! Look at those eyes sparkle! Great catch lights.
I love the pink headband, there is just not enough pink in my life.

Lori Mercer said...

Incredible! A true Beauty indeed! :) Thanks for letting me know about my comment button! I just changed templates and that must be what happened. Have a great week! :)

Katie said...

Wow! She is beautiful! Great picture!

Allyson said...

Ohhh Love her she is ADORABLE!!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

What a cutie!!

Amanda said...

Oh MY! She is beautiful! Stunning photo!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Blessings,
Amanda

K said...

What a truly gorgeous picture. She is so beautiful! Amazing job!

Trisha said...

This picture is ADORABLE!!! :)

Autumn & Chris said...

What a cute picture.... Thanks for the comment on my blog too.
-Autumn