Day 7: Day 7 occurred about 3 days ago, but I finally downloaded the pictures from my camera card. Ten large steps down the stairs…getting ready to ride (scooters) like the wind or into the wind as it is at our house. And of course the kids have helmets! I include a second picture of Nate and Nicole, taken many more than 10 steps away from where my camera originally started. I think that Nicole was telling Nate that he really needs to push her scooter FASTER, “more Daddy” as she is fond of saying.
Days 4 – 6: Wow… 10 steps with your camera is harder than you would think. I love to shoot in natural light, so I gravitate towards the one window in our apartment that gets good diffuse light. Any where else in the house is dark and requires me to use my flash. I don’t like my flash. So my ten steps are turning out to be mostly baby steps in and around the same area…the dining room/kitchen/outside deck. Though, as I am writing this I realize that the kids room gets wonderful light in the evening hours. Hmmm, maybe for day 6, I will try getting a picture in that room, just to spice things up a bit.
Well here is Day 4: Noah sitting in a chair facing the large window that gives me great light.
I decided to include a second set of pictures from day 4, taken in our living room with my flash. I have to use my flash in the living room because no matter how open my aperture seems to be, I still have to use a slow shutter speed to get enough light. Slow shutter speed doesn’t go very well with super fast, always movin’, little people!
This captured moment is of Noah peeling stickers off the cardboard “school bus” that he decorated, and reapplying them to his sister’s arm because she now “needs” decoration, of course!
Day 5: It was an exciting night in our house on Day 5 because Nicole got her own bike helmet. It’s a lovely white helmet with flowers on it and safety lights that blink in the back. She is ready for the road. She is funny with the helmet though, she wants to wear it for a time, but then will throw it on the ground and exclaim, “ball” will a giggle. She knows it’s not a ball, but like to watch our reaction. Funny girl.
Day 6: 10 medium sized steps into the kids bedroom. Lots of great beautiful evening light to take a picture! Though this light is not so great when we are trying to put the kids to bed! Thank goodness for blackout shades. Nicole is learning so many words, one of which is Dog. She loves to give the rocking Dog some love. She is my sweet girl.
Well this week the photo challenge that I have decided to undertake is to take a picture a day for 7 days. The catch…I can walk, run, skip, baby step, waddle or crawl only 10 paces from where my camera is sitting to get the shot.
Day Three: After school fun on the front steps. If you know where we live we can imagine the large steps required to get from the kitchen area down to the bottom stairs. I may have cheated a bit and taken 12 steps, but I needed to be safe, Noah was watching me .
Right now, I belong to this great forum called Clickin Moms. This forum is comprised of hobbyist to professional photographers that want to share their love for photography. I love this site, it has help me improve my pictures by ten-fold.
In a few weeks, I am starting a 9 week online photography workshop, put on by Bloom Photography Workshops. I am excited to participate and will share with all of you the photo assignments each week, where I will no doubt be featuring photos of both Noah and Nicole!
I thought to get this photography blog started that I would post a few pictures from Noah’s 3rd Birthday. He is such a wonderful little boy, that blew out all three of his candles by himself! The theme for his party was “Handy Manny and his tools”