As the seasons change I find myself breaking out my DSLR more and more and like most moms, photographing my kids! Over this past year of watching my little one grow I also love looking at the pics I’ve taken to see how much I’ve grown in technique.
I still remember when I got my camera about two years ago and was super excited to get it and learn all of its possibilities but then the package arrived on my doorstep. I remember just looking at the box then carefully opening the box and looking at the camera and then carefully packaging it back up so I wouldn’t hurt it. Boy was that fun, great investment! A brand new paperweight!! I was scared to death of this thing, in the back of my mind I kept thinking about how much I just paid for this thing and how I couldn’t let it get hurt. Then I would look at all of the buttons and the user manual and think to myself how do I just take a simple picture?? Not knowing how to operate it and not wanting to break it I would say it probably sat in its box on my desk for a good week or two before I got up the nerve to start playing around with it, after a plethora of questions to my boyfriend on the basics.
This past weekend was a little overcast, gray and cloudy out and I had my son dressed in his adorable Carhartt’s and suddenly had that urge, that creative urge to go out and photograph! Took my little man outside and after my first couple of locations in the backyard weren’t to his liking we finally found the wood pile to play in. The wood pile made a perfect backdrop, the overcast sky created the perfect lighting for mid day, no harsh sunlight creating strong shadows across my pictures, everything was perfect and since I let my little model pic the location he was happy and smiling in the pics!
Here are a few of my shots from the weekend. Let me know your thoughts and please feel free to give me any tips and advice on these as well, I love constructive criticism! Oh and yes, no digital editing done here, just pure digital photos!