Mama in the City

A blog about raising my family in downtown Vancouver

Seriously, I Love Rollerskating Babies!

I'm not much of a bottled water drinker but this is so cool. Love it!


Melanie said...

Sooo cute! That is totally cute and funny. Good link Mama.

July 24, 2009 at 3:45 PM  
Stephanie M. said...

Hey Mama in the City,
That is pretty cute but I think your baby is cuter. I was wondering if you would do a post about all the photographs that you put up because they are amazing and I would like to know some tips on how to get photos like that. I know it is a mix of things but maybe you could do a little tutorial on how to get them sharp and crisp and also how to blur the background. I don't know just an idea or something?

Love your blog.


July 24, 2009 at 3:55 PM  
Husband in the City said...

Thanks for the kind words about the photos and I think your idea about a photography post is excellent. I've been telling Andrea I would be happy to do a guest post but I didn't have a topic.

In regards to the blurred background, that is a result of a few things -- the most important factor is sensor size. The bigger the sensor in your camera, the less "depth-of-field" you will have... so if you're using a point-and-shoot camera (like a small handheld camera with a built in lens) you're going to have trouble achieving the same look as if you were using a full digital SLR. This is one case where equipment does matter as it is a result of physics and light; the bigger cameras have bigger sensors which gives you less effective depth-of-field.

Now if you only have a point-and-shoot available, there are things you can do to get closer to the look -- don't use flash, have your subject in good light, and move the background further away from your subject while zooming in as far as you can. If you use the longer zoom range of your camera and you put some separation between your subject and the background, you will effectively blur the background more and make the main subject appear more crisp

July 24, 2009 at 11:09 PM  
Janice said...

What kind of camera is the best kind to get?

July 25, 2009 at 11:37 AM  
Mama in the City said...

HI Husband in the City,

Glad to see you are answering some readers questions. Maybe you want a post all to yourself one day?

July 26, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

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