I’ve been slacking a bit on the photo front at home. Not that I haven’t been using my camera, but I feel like a lot of my photos have been a bit reptitive. Usually, I’ll break out my camera while Liam is playing on the floor with legos or other such toys. And while those are great memories, I know that I can do more. I’ve decided to really challenge myself over the next 365 days to really take some photos that are different.
Today, I felt like it was only approperiate to capture the stuffed animal that caused a middle of the night (I really don’t know what time it was because I was too afraid to look at the clock) wake-up call because it was suddenly missing. Of course it was just under some covers and thankfully Liam went back to bed without a problem. I wish I could say the same for myself.
My goal is to use my DSLR every day, but if I use my iPhone camera every once in awhile, I think I’ll be okay with that too. The point is just to get out there and capture the moment. I can’t wait to see the improvements that I make over this next year.
Here are a couple runner ups for my day 1 photo.
This morning we woke up to a wonderful surprise. SNOW! The one thing Munchkin consistently asked Santa for for Christmas. He was so excited to see the white flakes falling. Although, he was less than excited to walk around in it. Either way we still went out and he enjoyed “shoveling” the snow with his
spatula – I mean shovel. But now the sun is out and the grass is back to its greener shade. It sure would be nice if it would snow and stick around for awhile. I never thought that I would ever say that before.
In just a few weeks, we’ll be leaving for Disney World. It’s still hard to believe that it’s so close. When we first started planning, it felt like a lifetime away. Now, it’s mere weeks. We’ve been preparing Munchkin by watching all things Mickey Mouse and reading stories about Winnie the Pooh at bedtime (we’ll be having breakfast with Pooh and friends). He’s very excited to see both Mickey and Goofy. Although truthfully, I think he’s more excited to see Goofy.
In my own attempt to prepare for Florida, I’ve broken out my old Canon Powershot G10. The photos that I’m about to post are not great. To say that I am unhappy with them is an understatement. But in an attempt to learn from them, I’m going to post the photos anyway. I know that I would get better photographs if I would take my DSLR down to Disney, but I really don’t want to carry it around the parks all day long. Plus, most of the photos I’ll be taking will be taken outside and will most likely be in sunny conditions. While the ones I took with Munchkin the other day, were all inside and therefore required a higher ISO. I tried to eliminated as much grain as possible, but there’s only so much that can be done before the picture starts to look unrealistic.
Either way, here they are. A good starting point. Who knew that shooting a less complicated camera would be so challenging.