It’s a rare opportunity that I have to snap a few pictures of my little ones where the light is good, they stay still for a more than a nano-second, and they have some fun posing for the lens.
The problem for me is that I’ve grown far too comfortable with my iPhone and rarely ever pull out my Canon any more.
This is a travesty. It used to be my number one accessory, if not on me than close by on the dining room table, the kitchen island, my bedroom dresser – always within arm’s reach.
How could I have put aside something I truly love? Convenience, it would seem, wins out out in the end. I’m far from a professional photographer; I’m an aspiring hobbyist at best.
I used to spend hours looking over photography blogs, manuals, tips and how-to guides to continue teaching myself about photography. Lately, that all dropped by the wayside and I miss it–not only taking quality photos of my family, but of the world around me.
My favourite type of photography is natural light, candid portraiture. I detest flash.
There’s no better time of day for a photo shoot than the early morning or sun-drenched late afternoon/early evening. That is why I’m pretty pleased with the little round of shots I got this morning, even though they were taken with my lowly iPhone. It’s a love/hate relationship I have with using it so much for my photo-taking, which is what booted me into signing up for a photography course at the local college.
Yep, that’s right – it’s back to school for me! Digital photography, Photoshop and Lightroom learning, here I come! Yay for continuing education, and yay for me. I know, I’m so old school. I’m sure there are a ton of online courses I could take, but I’m a visual learner when it comes to these things, and I have a feeling that getting out of the house more may do me a world of good.
Until then…feel free to swoon over this darling little set of my sibling toddlers this morning, in all of their charming glory.
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