After being sick for the past two days, I can tell you, hoooooo boy, does it feel great to return to the land of the living.
David and I have both been having a great time playing around with the new camera… but I’ve also had plenty of frustration with myself and my lack of knowledge. Now I have the equipment to take better photos, but no madd skillz. I want to know NOW, dammit! Le sigh…
Anyway, here’s a few photos from lately:
The girls and I, watching a little tv before bed. (David’s turn to play with the flash).
My girls, looking all serious. Man, the hormones (or something!) (can it be hormones already??) in these two lately….
The other day, a friend called me out of the blue and asked it I would take some photos of her pregnant belly. After telling her, in at least 30 different languages, that I was not a photographer by. any. means. ….I finally agreed. The timing of her phone call and our camera purchase was wicked, and I was happy to
experiment on her give it a whirl.
I was also quite nervous. What if I hated everything I took? What if SHE did?
But I can be good under pressure. So I told myself it was just for fun; she had no major expectations; we’d keep it casual and see what we got. After all, neither of us had anything to lose.
So this morning, armed with a pocket full of Smarties*, Marin and I headed over to her house for the “photo shoot”.
….and WHEW! There are a handful from today that I really like. Not professional quality, certainly, but not so terrible I’m embarrassed to give her a CD of the photos.
And seriously? What a fun hobby! And so refreshing to have something besides my own kids and surroundings to play with.
*Take it from me, Smarties- handed out one by one; not the whole roll at once- are THE best bribe when photographing children. They are eaten quickly, create no spit/drool, are mess free and not sticky, and you can hand one out for each photo if needed since they are so small. As soon as kids start getting squirmy or uncooperative, a small “Who wants a treat?” gets them back on track like magic. We even take Smarties with us to photo studios for our kids.