Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Good Ideas Go Awry

Behind the Scenes


Pronounced: ə-rī or uh-rye
Part of speech:  Adverb and adjective
Definitions: 1) Away from the appropriate, planned, or expected course; amiss, wrong
2) Out of the normal or correct position; askew, crooked, lopsided, uneven, etc.

In our case, the first definition is best. Our plan did not go as expected. We had a great idea for a photoshoot, but forgot about how light works; especially with all the snow.

Photo Oops!

This is why you want light in front of the spite of possible squinting issues.

Have you had a perfect setting result in an icky picture? When? How did you recover? What did you learn?

Best wishes,


  1. I've had my share of flops. That's why many times, I take the picture with and without flash. You need "fill" flash in a situation like this to illuminate the face but not washing out the background. Otherwise I'd have a lot of photos that look like this, living in gloomy NW PA.

    1. Yes, I'm definitely trying with and without flash to see which is best. This was a bad background all together. With flash just subject no background, without...well, see above. :)