This weekend my family threw together some extended family pictures. Since I was the photographer we broke out the trusty tripod and I read up on my cameras timer. Then my sweet hubby when and purchased a tiny little remote that works with “most” DSLR’s…. to bad mine is not one of them ha! It actually turned out pretty great with me metering everything and then running back into the shot 😉 I also decided this was the perfect opportunity to try out a “video session”.
I have been dying to splice together video I take at a shoot with pictures I take at a shoot and put it to music. I think this is the next “big thing” for photographers. Well, I couldn’t very well be IN the video and take it (I have the tiniest little video camera so no tripod) so my little sister was kind enough to attempt to execute the bagillion of things I threw at her and in the end we decided it would be best if she just stood and video taped with out worrying about zooming in or attempting shallower depths of field. In the future I want some of the kids exploring and just Chris and I, and obviously some close ups of charlotte. But the kiddos had been so good during the extended family session that by the time momma decided to do this I was pretty lucky they would even dance in the freezin cold and eventually they were all crying to go home and get warm so we didn’t get enough video for the whole song, bummers. So this is a pretty darn rough version of what I am going for but hey I had to try it out on my family before I waste anyone else’s time ha! And since we already did out family pictures with Nichole Van I wasn’t all that concerned about how it turned out. I am dreaming of doing it with a fun family who doesn’t have a newborn to worry about but kids young enough to be silly. I am basically sharing it so that ya’ll can watch the progression that I HOPE happens with this new genre. I am going to try my first full fledged session next week! If nothing else the cutting down of the christmas tree should be cute right ha! After you watch let me know if you think this is going to catch on in the photography world or just be a ten second fad. I am thinking about saving up for a better video camera (my tiny pocket sized one just won’t cut it!)