June 20, 2011
Categories: Shoot and Edit, SOOC
Shoot and Edit Week 24 – Father’s Day SOOC
Welcome to the 24th week of Shoot and Edit: Part 1. Click HERE for all the details and upcoming prompts/themes and past tutorials.

This week our theme or prompt is “Father’s Day” (this is just a suggestion, you can show us any SOOC shot). You have until Wednesday each week to link your SOOC shot up on Jill’s blog. On Thursday, you can link up your edits with ME after following some of my tips on how to edit your shots (or just post your edit on Thursday and you can pick up my tips for next week).

I often struggle with the prompts, but I knew I’d be at my parents house for Father’s Day…so I figured I would capture something while I was there. All of that went out the window when we finally made it home and I just wanted to hang out with my family…ya know, LIVING in the moment. It was so awesome! BUT, about 30-4o minutes before we left, I thought “hmmm, I should probably take a few photos.” My dad and my husband were deep in conversation. I didn’t want to disturb them so I decided to go with a photo-journalistic style. Here’s my SOOC:
For this first shot, I was leaning against the refrigerator. Since our Scavenger Hunt prompt, “natural framing,” I’ve really been experimenting with my framing and composition. Although my dad probably won’t like the look on his face (I actually have the same look), I am liking this perspective.
And with this shot, I moved behind them – it looks like they were having quite a serious conversation. I think after this shot, I put the camera away and went into the living room to talk with my mom.
Father's Day EXIF
I honestly have no clue how I’ll process these images. I think with the photo-journalistic style, it’s really calling for black and white processing…but we’ll see what happens. Let me know if you have any ideas. Next week’s theme is “Sunrise.” With that said, be sure to check out other “Father’s Day” SOOC shots at:

By the way, don’t forget about my Thank You Giveaway sponsored by Katie Lloyd Photography – she’s giving away the Vroom Vroom Collection, a $72 value! It ends June 21st at 10 PM EST. AND, over at Just the Two of Us, I’m also giving away a SIGNED 8×10 print of my photograph: 1000 Cranes. Click over for all the details.
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    I can’t wait to see what you do with these. I love the “in the moment” style – totally natural.

    Looks like a difficult one but I know you can make it amazing.

    I linked to you today at my blog and am so thankful for your help with that wedding picture. You’re the bestest!!! :O)

    I really like that 1st one. Cool perspective!

    ooo, I love the first shot – soo interesting!

    I really love the first shot. I just tend to love that style of shooting anyway, but I just love being able to catch a candid moment. Can’t wait to see how you edit it!

    Yep, I think it’s a black and white shoot for sure. I would use Florabella’s Black and White Film action, but you are much more creative with your editing them me. Love it.

    Marla @ http://www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

    Glad you decided to live in the moment and enjoy family time!

    Your 1st photo is really great!

    Hugs and so glad you had a blessed birthday weekend with family!


    It is important to live in the moment and enjoy our families…I often don’t even think about capturing photos of my dad, so I’m grateful for this prompt. I look forward to your edits.

    I am loving these. It like you are the fly on the wall -a quiet observer. Makes me wonder what else is going on.

    Great SOOCs. Can’t wait to see your edits.

    Kinda like the idea of you just being in the background quietly capturing the moment. Interested to see what you do with these!

    I love the photojournalist style and can’t wait to see them processed!

    I often leave my camera sitting and enjoy the time with whomever I’m with. I want them to remember what I look like w/out a camera stuck to my face. :) Can’t wait to see what you do with these!

    Your dad definitely looks deep in thought/conversation! :)

    Very interesting and beautiful shots!
    Have a nice week.

    I really like these photos! Sometimes it’s so much fun to take pictures of people when they aren’t paying attention to you.

    I really like the first shot.

    And the second one. Solving all the world’s problems, I’m sure. ;)

    I can’t wait to see what you do with your edit! A great B&W would be beautiful :) Unfortunately, I didn’t see any Dads this Father’s day! :( I was hoping to participate again this week!