Project 52: Week 45 “Best Seat In The House”

Gavin-6189

Photo Details:
Exposure time 1/25 sec, Aperture f/2.8 ISO 400, Focal Length 32mm, Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L, Flash Fired

Why This Photo:
We just bought a new sectional couch in our family room to replace the disjointed seating arrangement that was ideal for toys (we had two recliners and a round chair and plenty of room for all the toys that should be in the upstairs playroom). Now that they boys are playing on their own more, it was time to reclaim that room for everyone else. With all this nice new seating available, Gavin has taken to sitting within the cube that holds all our blankets. It has a prime angle for viewing the tv, plus he is guarded on one side by the wall and in front of him is the fireplace ledge – leaves only two points of attack that he has to flinch against. He was so cute just hanging out there the other day so I had to take a few shots of him.

Challenges/Lessons Learned:
I need to work on flash photography WAY more. While the lighting that I did here was fine, a lot of my shots were not. I will say that having a flat ceiling to work with is way better than our old house, which was at an angle and painful. This week I think I will mess around with shooting with the flash even more – I need to get more comfortable with it before Thanksgiving next week.