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Entry 6 of my photography diary and this time it’s my niece’s 6th Birthday Party. Charlotte lives in Kingston upon Thames with her Mum Sally-Ann (Nik’s sister) her Dad Andy and her sister Millie and brother Zac. In December we went to stay with them for the weekend to help out with Charlotte’s Birthday Party at Build a Bear. Neither Nik or I had been inside a build the bear shop before let alone gone to a party there, Nik was beside himself! I’m not sure who was more excited him or the girls! It was a fun afternoon, the girls loved it and Charlotte had a wonderful time. I was so impressed with all the staff there, turns out they are mostly trainee primary school teachers, but my word they had the patience of a saint! so much going on and so many children all in one place! We ended the party by taking the 7 girls to McDonald’s (never again!) for lunch. Millie, Charlotte’s older sister was brilliant, thank God she was with us!
As for my photograph on this one. I have to say I’m not best pleased with the pictures. I wasn’t going to blog them but then I can’t just blog the good stuff, I need to be able to look back on these and learn. The ones outside with Charlotte and Millie aren’t to bad, the light was nice and soft, but once inside the Build the bear store, I had a lot of problems. Firstly the terrible shop lighting, which made everything a horrid orange colour and secondly shooting 7 excited children is never going to be easy. Trying to get them to keep still long enough for a decent shot, well it was pretty impossible.
I shot it all with my 50mm lens and tried my best to correct the lighting using the ISO and the aperture. It may have been easier if I’d had a flash? but I am trying to do my best not to use flash as I’d prefer to use natural light! At this stage, being able to play with shutter speed would have helped and may have corrected the white balance a bit, so I think that is going to be next on my list to start learning!
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