Header collage

Header collage

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rainy Halloween

I had imagined Halloween pics of the boys in their costumes outside at golden hour...instead it was nasty and rainy all day... maybe tommorow...I think I know a little boy who won't mind donning the dragon again.

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I like how the stairs framed my subject in this one.  

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gearing Up

Click It Up a Notch is starting "Project 365" November 1st, but I thought I'd post a few days in advance to get the hang of posting since I'm new to blogging. I took several photos today, but decided to post two.  I made some chocolate chip muffins and took pictures while making them. So here's an in-process shot from the oven (it was more unique than just the batter bowl, etc) and then my son D eating one.
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ISO 400

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Photo Project 365

After several years of complaining about the limitations of our little pocket point-and-shoot, my husband gave me a dslr recently for my birthday.  Thinking that now I can do everything I've been missing, changing my focus point so I don't have to have it in the center of the frame, getting great background blur in my photos, and having a camera heavy enough I might actually be able to keep it in focus, I am now realizing it's gonna take a lot of practice.

In attempts to learn to use my new "fancy" camera I am doing a "project 365."  My goal is to take at least one picture every day for a year.  While this seems daunting I am embarking on this with the hopes that:

1) I will become a better photographer (seems wierd to say photographer...maybe more like a mom who actually knows what to do with her mega-huge camera and doesn't have to fiddle with it like it just landed here from mars in order to take a picture.)

2) I will be able capture my children and document a whole year and the everyday "ins" and "outs,"the details, and tell the story of my children's lives and childhoods, not just "say cheese" holiday and vacation snapshots. This was, after all, the reason I wanted said camera, of course.

3) I will be able to look back at the end of the year and see both the growth in my kiddos and, hopefully, in my photo taking skills.

4)  I will be able to share our year with the several members of our family we see far too infrequently.

5) I will be able to share my photos with others doing a project 365 so I can learn from and encourage others along the way.

Ack!  Here we go....

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