If you have every tried to photograph a child moving you will know it isn’t easy. They are constantly moving and doing something. On this occasion we were in the park and my son was running back up to the top of a slide. I was trying to capture it all and thought the steps were an interesting backdrop. It was in the shadows so I was forced to have a slow shutter speed anyway and this is what I managed to capture. It certainly shows his movement.
When ever my son sees this image on the computer he says “They are my shoes” (he is three years old).
Last Saturday I was sitting around feeling sorry for myself. I have some big decisions to make and they are causing me to mope at times. Saturday was one of those times. But then I had an idea, why not do a photo shoot with my son?
Instantly, I switched on and grabbed my camera. I chucked on the 50mm 1.8 and got my son to pose for me. We have some frosted glass windows in the rumpus and entrance that let in beautiful light. I had my son sit on a revolving seat (use to be the baby feeding chair) and started to play with him. Peek-a-boo was a winner, as was just spinning the chair. We both had a lot of fun and I got some stunning images. Here are some of those images from the session.
Once my son had had enough of his photo taken, I moved onto his mother. My lovely wife posed for me when I stopped her in the entrance.
My wife and I have tried to keep our son’s internet presence to a minimum since he was born. But what can I say, I love taking photos of our little man. So with the A Word A Week Challenge being Face, I had to put up shots of my family. They are the faces I love more than anything else. I even get a run in a couple shots (taken by Kim).
This shot of Owen was taken at a cat show. He was running back and forth between the cats and a cage of guinea pigs. It was a quick shot as he ran through the light. This is probably my favourite shot of Owen at the moment.
I took plenty of photos of Kim during our honeymoon and these two are examples of that. She was getting use to being in front of the camera.
These two of Kim and myself were taken with my makeshift studio lighting. I had a Gary Fong Cloud sphere on my SB-900, plus a room lights and a desk lamp. The photos look okay, but it wasn’t a great set-up. I was using the inbuilt flash on my camera to fire the SB-900. That was playing havoc with the light at times. I really need to get some pocket wizards.
The majority of these shots are of Owen out and about this year. We have been taking him out a lot in the warmer months, but now that it is getting very cold we aren’t venturing out as much. He has a lot of character. I imagine that when Owen gets older he will either love or hate the camera. He seems to like it at the moment, so hopefully he will enjoy photography as much as his dad.
These last two shots were taken yesterday with the natural light in the house.