I’ve talked and talked about The Boy turning one and my inability to cope (where did the time go???). I am having a moment of nostalgia and decided to look through my photos and videos. Wow, I have documented the heck out of him. I can’t help it. he’s so cute, I want to share him with the world!
Looking at my photos from when he was first born to the most recent, I can definitely see an improvement. Photos are better composed and more in focus. I think I learned just by taking so many photos. I really should enrol in a class.
There are some things I learned by trial and error though that I’m not sure I would have learned if I did not have a child. I take way more shots of the same image than I used to. Babies are so squirmy that you often miss the shot of them doing something cute. Having a camera with fast shutter speed is very helpful.
The other thing I do now that I did not before is getting down to The Boy’s level. This is especially crucial once he became mobile. I find myself shooting from the floor or lying on my back or tummy more so I am at his height. It really makes a difference in the shots. I can truly capture him in action.
I can’t believe how much he has grown in the past year. He has gone from our little 6 lb.,4 oz. stinker to our 20 lb. dictator and we love it! I know I’m not a perfect Mom (who wants to be? Perfection can be boring) but I am happy that I documented The Boy as much as I did and will continue to do. When my memory fails me and I’m an old lady, I can look back on comment on the cute baby in my photos.
Want some more awesome photography tips? My friends at the Intel Canada Facebook page have some great advice.
|Attitude already. Aww Mom!|