Saturday, 7 November 2009

My new camera

I have a new camera. I've never had a camera before. The first thing I decided to do with it was take a lovely picture of Clarissa. I thought you might be interested in some of the things that I learnt.

ask-first
1. Ask before you take a photo.

right-way-up
2. Hold the camera the right way up.

center
3. Get the subject near the centre of the picture.

facing-wrong-way
4. Make sure that everyone is facing the right way.

smile
5. Make sure that everyone is smiling.

too-far-away
6. Get in close to the subject.

too-close
7. Not that close.

hold-straight
8. Hold the camera level.

paw-in-front
9. Don't put your paw over the lens.

too-dark
10. Check the exposure.

too-light
11. Check the exposure. Again.

blur
12. Focus.

dont-wobble
13. Keep still.

cut-off-ears
14. Don't cut off the top of their ears.

too-high
15. Too high!

too-low
16. Too low!

dont-get-in-the-way
17. Make sure that Nigel Floppyears doesn't get in the way. Or anyone else.

Now you're all ready to take the photo.
Press the button, and --

final

18. Make sure that everyone hasn't walked off 'cos they're bored.


I'm going back to my pencils.

Monday, 2 November 2009

The Great American Rabbit


We're so proud! Our friend Badge the Badger has made this lovely set of four pinback button badges celebrating The Great American Rabbit, with drawings by me, Bob Tail Rabbit.

  • Uncle Sam Rabbit says America Needs Rabbits!

  • The Statue of Liberty fits her long ears under her crown.

  • The cowboy rabbit burrows westwards.

  • And a rabbit proudly salutes the Stars and Stripes.