Monday, November 17, 2008

Photo Shoot

I let my daughters use my camera today to take a few snapshots. Of course, this was mostly under my watchful eye as I'm very attached to my camera and it's a necessary part of my work. They took a few shots of their baby brother, of this and of that.

And then I noticed that their "imitate mummy" instinct kicked in again. They have watched me more than once as I set up items to be photographed. I'm far from an expert, but I'm learning and trying to incorporate more into my "sets" to create a scene or mood.

I was in the kitchen and could hear lots of animated whispers and running about. One ran upstairs. The other ran upstairs. One came down. The other came down. More whispers and a bit of bickering. They were obviously setting something very exciting up.

And they've obviously been watching me from the start with my very basic shots. But have evolved far quicker than I have. In fact, in about 10 minutes.

And here are the results of their first ever photoshoot....

The empty shot: not much scenery, very far away. Needs some work.


Getting Better: a little more interest to this one, model has been moved and image zoomed in.



Ah ha - The Final: added interest through props and posing.


Cleary two Pulitzer prize winners in the making!

8 comments:

Kreativlink said...

HEhehe... they come after their Mum! Way to go! :)

Kala said...

lol thats cute! My memory card is full of similar shots of lego people :D

ArtMind said...

So silly and cute! :)

Arctida said...

Adorable, can't wait to teach my little princess tat take pics (she is 2.5 years old). So that mummy can finally model her own jewelry :)

kim* said...

aw--- now this is a milestone :)

Cupcake said...

This makes me laugh. I have been wanted to do a post about my daughter's photography and you have given me the inspiration. I love seeing things from their perspective - oh and the Polly Pockets get a lot of face time - LOL! Thanks for the delightful post. Oh and my daughter Syd was sooo excited about her Chichiboule coloring book - she has to show me each completed page.

LeAnne said...

Great little budding photographers. When I used to teach kindergarten I loved to give the kids disposable cameras (no need to be so worried about your camera)and let them go to town. There were always some amazing shots from a kid's eye view (usually at least one that included my bum)but fun was always had by all.

The Devil's Dance Floor said...

So cute! S is always asking to use my camera- most days I carry it around with me and he wants his turn to use it too!