Tuesday, January 18, 2011

out from behind the camera

My kids are pretty used to having a camera pointed at them, so its no suprise that they are keen little photo takers too. They love running around with the point and shoot, capturing the world as they see it. It often makes for some very interesting veiwing as well - its not often you get to see the world through the eyes of a child. I was taking a few shots of the kids outside the other dya when Isaac asked if he could use my DSLR. I hesitantly handed it over, he was very careful and captured lots of shots of Jacinta and I - most of them in focus too! These are all SOC, and are a little dark - but I wasnt getting into letting him mess with the settings, so it was on the manual setting I had been using while facing the other way.

I really want to get some more photos of me this year - as much as I would prefer to stay behind the camera, I think its important to record some of the kids and I as well. The easiest way to achieve this is to hand the camera over more often - maybe I might get some more precious shots like this one! (This one has been lightened up a bit, and sharpened slightly in photoshop)



If you are reading this, I challenge you to hand the camera over to one of your kids (or set the timer if you dont have kids) and see what they see for a bit. Leave a comment and post some pics to your blogs - Id love to see what they capture...make sure you let them take some pictures of you as well...come on, out from behind that camera!!!!

3 comments:

kathie said...

Fab photos Isaac!

I love the photos that Jamie takes - I think they're on my FB page, never made it onto my blog. He's got a PSP and can take photos with that too. He's building up quite a collection. I love the perspective I see when I look at the photos he takes of us. We tower over them. We really do.

Mamie Girl said...

love the photos :) And your gratitude journal is really inspiring !

The Handmaden said...

I think you have a budding photographer there - great photos!
Our kids love taking photos, the boy has his own pojnt & shoot and is allowed to use the DSLR too, he loves it.