Sunday, 31 May 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
The reason I've not uploaded any photos these past few days is because I'm away (yet again) visiting the in laws. Actually I've been using their home while they were away, giving Nathan wife and child free space to finish his degree films.
This is the last of the themed 'photographing children' photo's. I've enjoyed doing them but it has been getting a little boring I must say!!
Thursday, 21 May 2009
I've been pondering on this title all day and just couldn't find any inspiration from 'white'. So I decided to go for the whitest place in our house which is definitely the bath.
I used the flash to make it bright and a shutter speed of 100 so you can see the water drops clearly.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Seren loves the slide. She goes round and round, up and down.
Today I loved the fact her top was the same colour as the slide and the contrast against the sky. As well as using my new photography book for ideas I shall also aim to do each 'mini assignment' given at the end of each chapter. I didn't use the first one for my blog but you can view it here.
Unfortunately I was having a very down day yesterday and left my photo until bedtime. As a result there wasn't a lot of harsh light around for me to do the theme of the day.
Nathan and I gave it a go anyway and this was the result. At one point we had the children standing on the ceiling holding onto the light!
Thursday, 14 May 2009
I received a new cloth nappy in the post today. It's a micro fibre and cotton mix which makes for the weirdest texture, it's soft but almost scratchy at the same time.
Anyway, it inspired me for today's theme so I put it on Seren, left off the wrap and got out the camera.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
One of my bestest pals gave me a book called 'Photographing Children' for my birthday so I can explore ideas and improve my photos of the girls. Over the past few weeks I've been trying to avoid taking too many photos of the girls for my blog, but for the rest of the month I'm going to do one of the 'creative exercises' in the book.
The author suggests that I take 20 photographs out of 20 different subjects, each with a child in the photograph. The first on the list was 'an egg' hence today's photo. I will probably use my own girls unless I'm lucky enough to have other children so sorry in advance if you get a little bored of them over the next few weeks!
At least it adds another dimension to the challenge in that I shall try to make them as interesting and varied as possible.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Yesterday we had a family BBQ and my Mum and Step Dad were looking through my photo blog and commented on the 'scary' photo of my sister taken early on in January. Seeing as she was also with us I decided to take another, gentler and hopefully more flattering photo of her.
I spent the weekend at my mum's so that Nathan could get his work done without me and the kids getting in the way. Most of the photos are just of the children so I've picked the best and most interesting.
This was a little overexposed but not as much as I'd have liked. I took a few more that had a longer exposure but they weren't as well composed and seren is being much more interesting in this one!
Friday, 8 May 2009
I intentionally over exposed this firstly just to see what would happen and secondly to try and make the Daisies as vivid as possible. I like it but don't at the same time, I think possibly the Daisies aren't in focus but at the time they appeared to be!
I quite like 'over' exposing things so may make that my theme for the next week or so.
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
A very camera cooperative little lamb that we saw at Whitehouse farm centre. All the others moved or ran away or tried to head butt me, but this one was obviously born to be a model!
Charis had a turn bottle feeding one of the goats. It was all very cute and fun.
She also had a snake around her neck, stroked a hen and held a guinea pig - quite an achievement for my little fraidy cat of a daughter!
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
The girls and I went to stay with a good friend of mine for the May bank Holiday weekend. Charlotte and I have been friends since starting school so around 23 years!! We had a lovely, activity packed time.
I never took my laptop so I haven't been online much hence my blog being so behind, but I did take the camera (of course).
This photo was taken in my friends conservatory (the only 'safe' place for the girls to eat) and here they are enjoying their ice lollies after dinner. This wasn't taken specifically for the blog but I just love it so much that I had to use it.