Some things are so hard to photograph

Like this wee lady for example:

Honestly! If she wasn’t snuffling at the camera, the camera was misbehaving in low light. I swear I’d post a lot more if I could just get a decent photo of some of the things I’d been doing. Anyway – a baby mousiephant. More when I’ve got a better shot!

5 thoughts on “Some things are so hard to photograph

  1. The exif on your image says that you had an aperture of 2.8 and you won’t get much in focus with that, not with a big ol’ snout anyway. Do you have a tripod? If you do then you could use a smaller aperture and the low light won’t matter, if not then maybe you could try balancing your camera on something for example a book. Also, when you press the button on your camera try to leave it pressed in till the image is taken rather than a quick press/release, I find that helps me because although the movement is only small it can make a big difference.

    • I do have a tripod – and I should actually use it. But my camera really does hate low light – it’s incredibly noisey. I did take this one as a depth of field shot on purpose, and as such, I don’t mind it. There is something about this toy that is hard to shoot though – if you focus too much on her nose it looks a bit weird, and if you don’t have something else in the shot, it’s hard to work out how big she is. She’s actually really small – which you can sort of tell here, as she’s next to a daffodil head…
      I’ll give it a go tomorrow, if there’s some sunshine before I start work.
      Thanks for the help!

      • Ah. Well. Usually i give them away. Sometimes it’s obvious who I’m making them for when i start, other times it become apparent as I get going. The red monkey is just hangin’ out here at the moment, because he was a bit of a problem child, and I can’t decide what I should do with him. At the moment I’m hanging on to the elephants because I literally can’t believe how well they turned out, but we’ll see. I’m making another one at the moment as a friend asked me to. On the whole though, I give them away. If i sold them they’d be about a million quid each as I take so long 🙂

      • And well worth every penny.

        I’ve only ever properly completed one pattern and that was a hippo. It’s amazing how popular it was when people at work saw it.

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