Like many other parents (especially with newborn children) most of our photo books over the past few years have been filled up with pictures of the kids. This includes pictures of the kids in the bath, eating dinner, sleeping and in most any other position or location you can think of. Having a look at our photos on Facebook will reflect this.
I love the fact we have taken so many pictures of Marissa, Grace and Joshua. It is good to look and see how much they have grown in such time and look back on so many fun times. However, I am almost positive we have not taken full advantage of many of the functions on the Canon SLR Digital Camera that we have. Many of the functions and creative uses you can use a SLR camera for have not been fully realised.
This afternoon I had the rare opportunity of having some time on my own. Melinda and Marissa had gone out for a drive and Grace and Joshua both had fallen asleep after some play time. I decided to dust off our camera and try it our in the backyard.
I would be interested to hear your thoughts on these pictures. The one thing I learned is that I need to learn a lot about what and how to take pictures with our SLR camera. I was hoping to take some macro photos, but was not confident enough to switch to manual focus. There were many pictures I wanted to take today but I could not because I was not sure of how to change the exposure or shutter speed, etc….
I get the funny feeling most of the pictures I take will be of the kids but hopefully I can find the time to take a few creative based photos (or better yet combine the two) and find the time to learn how take them as well. Stay tuned for more to come.