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March 24, 2013

Photography Catch-22

I don't know if "Catch-22" is exactly the right phrase, but I had to give myself a little talking to earlier in the week about taking pictures.

I am having SO much fun in the Superhero Photo class!!!  It's challenging...and there are some things I just can't quite figure out, which is a bit frustrating...but I'm taking lots of pictures and really enjoying it.  I've gotten some great shots, and it feels so good!

Here are a few of my favorites from this week...

Baby Sasha, looking at the neighbor's pup

B, looking for bunnies the first thing in the morning

Sasha most willing subject!

B with a hot chocolate mustache

I love B's precious hand, doing something she loves so much...cutting with her sparkly scissors.

Baby A, deep in concentration...I love the focus on her right hand, with the fuzzy foreground and background.

I am a million miles from having this thing down, though...and I realized I'd been trying to be all "artsy"...and neglecting my "slice of life" pictures.  By "slice of life", I am thinking about those pictures whose purpose is to capture something the girls are doing...something I want to remember, to document...even if the lighting isn't great, and I have to use a flash, or there are yucky shadows lurking.  :)

I forced myself to whip out the camera a little more over the past few days.  While these aren't photographically brilliant, I love them just the same...

Silly faces with Daddy!

Snuggles with Mommy before bedtime

Look at my smile!!!

Last time in our Bumbo seats (more to come in a later post!)

B asked me to take a picture in her silly outfit.

Ideally, I'd love to get my "slice of life" pictures to be photographic masterpieces...but in the meantime, I'm going to keep snapping away.  No matter what the composition, I love these baby girls, and I don't want to miss a thing!


Marcia (123 blog) said...

Mandy, that top cat pic is perfection!!!!

Are you posting to the flickr group? def post that one.

I LOVE the one of J and the girls with their silly faces :) LOVE!!! (i would put that in a frame on that kitchen counter of yours :))

Yes, that's always the thing - trying to get out of the perfectionism and just snapping away and yet trying to put some things into practise.

I say just take pics - you'll notice your "normal" pics getting better and better (look at me sounding all like I know what I'm talking about). For me if it evokes emotion, I've got it :)

Barbara Manatee said...

Loved the silly faces one! Too cute!

Deanna said...

Those first pictures are great...I love to see a 'style' developing. My favorite is B looking out the window.

I do love, love, love your 'slice of life' pictures. Those are the ones that will be most meaningful in the future, regardless of shadows or composition!

cat said...

Oh one has to keep documenting every day life! Regardless. And theat first kitty pic is stunning!