Portraits and last chance to enter giveaway

I may have mentioned before that I took an online photography course during the summer with CJ, and I learnt lots.

So I have signed up for the next one, which was People Imagery, and this is the first week.

The task was to take 9 photos against a non-destracting background.

The first set were taken indoors, and I was not overly happy with the lighting, despite a very compliant model.

So when a blink of sun appeared on Monday, and persuaded/bribed my youngest to come out and stand/sit on a stool while I took some photos. Between shots, we played chasing which kept up his enthusiasm.

And here are the results.

Let me know what you think.

Next, a reminder about the GIVEAWAY.

If you have not already, go comment HERE by 9pm, Thursday evening (Northern Ireland time!) to be in with a chance of winning. I will post the winner on Friday.

There will be more giveaways coming up, so if you don’t want to miss out, subscribe to my blog, or add you email so you can be notified of my posts.

Finally a joke my husband emailed me from work today

Paul was in trouble, He forgot his wedding anniversary and his wife was really angry. She to ld him,’Tomorrow morning I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from ‘0’ to ‘200’ in less than 6 seconds, and it BETTER BE THERE!!!

The NEXT MORNING Paul got up early and left for work. When his wife looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway. She brought the box in to the house and opened it…and there was a BRAND NEW BATHROOM SCALE.

Paul has been missing since Friday…Please pray for him.

Until next time, take care.
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16 thoughts on “Portraits and last chance to enter giveaway”

  1. Those kids are so cute! And I love that red hair. 🙂
    I love that joke…I’m going to pass it on.

    I am fairly new to the new reusable bag craze and I just have a couple, and they are ugly! Would love to use a cute one like this!

  2. The joke is hilarious! The kids are too cute and I already entered the contest! I am such a cheater and I use photoshop to fix all my pictures so I don’t have to worry about light, lol! Although a well lighted picture definitely gives a better result!

  3. LOL, great joke… thanks for the laugh! And great photos, you have beautiful kids! I’m off to check out that giveaway!

  4. MY husband would enjoy that joke! Maybe I’ll share it with him when it doesn’t relate to me so much! Ha, Ha Visiting from IL via the DST blog train – come find me here: htpp://isladeangela.wordpress.com/

  5. OMG….your children are gorgeous…I love his hair…I prayed for a redhead and both my kids had red hair briefly as babies!!

    My children go to a private Catholic school, hence the uniforms…which I love, the uniforms that is!!

    I love your new look, very classy!!

  6. Irritable Mother

    I love the pictures JM. Even the ones you didn’t think were so great. But the red hair against the brick background is BEAUTIFUL!!!
    By the way, I tried to buy re-useable bags at the store this week. TWICE. But they continue to be out of stock.
    Just wanted you to know you influenced me to make the move.

  7. OH GOODNESS – what a funny joke. I almost sprayed coffee (via my nose) on my laptop!

    I think the composition of both sets of photos are great, but you are right that the second set is better lighting. I’m very impressed with your photograpy!

    My Mom WAS English! I still like to mimic her lovely accent to this day.

    I’m looking forward to your next post!


  8. Mary@notbefore7

    I am too late for the bag, but love the photos layouts! Great stuff. How creative and fun. I’d love something like that of my kids as a memory.

  9. Random Ramblings

    thanks for dropping by my blog. i love your blog jan mary. im also a photographer but im just in the learning stage. how i wish i can also enroll in an online course like yours. can i join even if im from the philippines?

    by the way, i love the joke!

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