Thursday, September 25, 2008

Clean Background, Yeah, Yeah

Every "how to take better pictures of your kids" article tells you to clean away clutter in the background so that you can focus on the little faces, instead of the vineyard wallpaper left by the previous owners, the busy pattern of the booster seat, and the not-matching outfit and hat. But when baby looks at you with big eyes, ya take the picture anyway, messy surroundings and all.

Behind the scenes: The boys were trying on their new sun hats, and Buster was wondering what drama Q-ster was going to entertain us with next.


Magpie said...

I love the competing hat and wallpaper and booster seat - because that baby is just glowing in the middle of it all. Serene.

Mayberry said...

Yes! I have no trouble focusing on him.

I love the wide shot too!

appleseed said...

I can't think of anyone that could see a picture of a cute baby and first say "Wow, look at that wallpaper!"
I think this tip is more for us as the photographer so we don't go back to other pictures and say "wow, look at all the junk on the counter/under the couch/ on the floor... I should have cleaned more!"
Not that I ever do this *ahem*

Microdude is turning out quite the cutie, like his brother!

brendaj said...

I love his sideways look! Such sweeties.

kittenpie said...

That wallpaper looks like a less busy version of what my MIL put up in her hall a few years back... to replace some way uglier stuff. Seriously.