Thursday, July 29, 2010

how to fail at sunflare.

Want to know how to capture buttery, dreamy, magical sunflare?
Me too.

Can't help you though.
What I can do is tell you what not to do.

A.  Leave your UNmanual at home.  A.D.D. assures that you haven't exactly retained what you read in the sunflare lessson until you actually do your homework, as well as making you fail to remember to pack it in your suitcase.

B.  Using a grouchy baby as your subject, who is furious that her sisters and cousins are free to run loose on the beach while her mean mom is using her as a guinea pig.
C.  Take pictures at the wrong time, so the sun appears to burn a hole through grouchy baby's neck.

D.  Or brain.
E.  Have your reluctant model quit on you suddenly, mainly because the sun just burned a hole through her, plus all of the sisters and cousins walk by eating ice cream.
F.  She is done.  With a burning armpit.  Next time I am bringing the UNmanual and practicing on something less demanding.  Like a lifeguard tower.

25 comments:

  1. Too funny! Now it seems the manuals are on discs and not so easy to carry with you. SIGH!

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  2. LOL. You are too funny. And your baby is too cute! Sun burnt hole or no sun burnt hole. :)

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  3. You are seriously so funny. She sure is cute though...sun hole or not. :)

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  4. She is so cute a little sun doesn't hurt the pictures.

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  5. I think the first photo is really good! I like it!

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  6. ha! I have been trying to learn how to take a picture with sunflare forEVER!! And I still cant figure it out. Good luck! You are doing way better then I am. :o)

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  7. HI-LAR-I-OUS!!!!! I love how you make me laugh everytime I read your stuff! You're the best:-)

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  8. burn hole or none - these are still fabulous pics!

    I don't think I go about getting sunflare the "correct" way - but it seems to work: I hold up my hand to block the sunlight for a second & focus on the subject -- then...I put my hand down & take the picture. (I like to trick my camera like that)

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  9. hahahah burnholearmpit!! hahahahaha

    let me catch my breath. ok, so this is why you're my fave.

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  10. this post made me seriously laugh out loud. i am such a fan of bald baby. :) and you can tell her that i did not have my first haircut til just before kindergarten, and now i have a full head of long hair. my mom tells this story to all moms of bald babies. ;)

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  11. You should go to TonyaJoy's class. She's a genius at this!...and pretty much everything else that has to do with a camera.

    JJ is the cutest burned out baby I know.

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  12. you are too funny!! and your "subject" is just too cute!- even if she is "all burned up!" ;)
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  13. i laugh WITH you, dear, because i struggle, too. this post is so witty!

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  14. Oh Julie - I am not easily amused but you totally crack me up on a regular basis. Now, if I am on the computer and start laughing out loud,my husband asks me if I'm reading "that bald baby blog." Ha! Just wanted to say thanks...and that I do love, love, love your bald baby. We don't have kids yet, but I think that because of her,I just might be just a wee little bit disappointed if ours have hair.

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  15. Julie...I've been reading your blog for a while. However, today!! I'm cracking up so hard I had to say THANK YOU! for helping me laugh my bootay off :). You always make me "LOL" Smiles!

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  16. Awwe. She's adorable, even with the fire burning brain! ;)

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  17. LOL! You crack me up. She is one cute grouch :) Happy weekend!

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  18. Looks like bald baby is getting some hair. Burn holes or not, she's adorable! Hang in there You'll get it eventually!

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  19. I have been too chicken to try this yet, but reading your post has given me courage. What's the worst that can happen, I screw up? Thanks for sharing your 'fail'!

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  20. This cracks me up!!! I have the UNmanual but have spared myself the frustration of even trying sunflare. Good for you for at giving it a shot :)

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  21. email me...i have an EASY tip for you! think of your baby as illuminated NOT burning.

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  22. i love sunflare. and you are so THERE! i love the one of her starting to get up. lots of glow. and you are hilarious. love love!

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  23. your little one is just so stinkin cute!! love those chubby cheeks!

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  24. I wish upon WISH that I were as witty as you. (Say that fast 5 times huh?!) (See, it's not working. I'm not as witty. Dangit.)

    Love your blog! Love your heart! LOVE your name!! ;)

    Julie B

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