As a matter of fact, as peaceful and relaxed as they look in these pictures, the photographer was not fooled.
I knew I only had 2.3 minutes to get the job done and I am so stinking happy with what I got. It's the first time I've picked up my real camera since the iPhone landed in our household. Convenience vs. performance...I'll take convenience most of the time. That said, iPhone pictures just don't look so snazzy in print.
The day is coming when our household goods damage claim is finalized(meaning, money in our pocket) and I plan to adorn my walls with family photos! I'm thinking big, I'm thinking canvas or metal prints, I'm thinking LOTS OF THEM.
Also, shooting in RAW has changed my life. Er, at least the photography portions. I haven't had to touch any eyes since making the switch. SO much sharper. I had no idea how much was lost by shooting in jpeg. I'll never go back. It is worth the extra space and time.
My 2.3 minutes ran out before I could make the other two heed my threats of, "Get your shoes on and get out here or else...!" But...I made the statement, "I have pictures taken recently of you with the other two." The man clung to that and called it quits on the photoshoot with promises to entertain me again soon. What can I say? Studying wins every time. :)