I saw a tutorial today that suggested that you should never start out your photography with children. I have no choice, but I have felt that trying to take good photos of my children, who (like all other kids) do not cooperate and often actively try to prevent you getting a good photo, has forced me to look harder, try to be quicker to get a decent photo. I made a pact with myself when I got my DSLR that I would start out using manual mode and that was that. Its hard to believe that that was only a bit over a year ago! Since then I have kept my word. My camera can’t go over 800 ISO without producing noise so I do find it challenging, but I suspect that the hunt is what has kept and will continue to keep me interested in photography.
These are a few of the recent portraits I have taken of my kids (the only subjects available to me).
I have tried to focus on different aspects and styles to increase my creativity.
It has only recently occurred to me that I can create art with my camera.
I want to push myself. As my kids get older I can’t wait to get out and see where my personal characteristics and limitations will take me.