This weekend, I joined my best friend Meghan and about 98 other people with cameras at a photography workshop in Atlanta. I’ve had two DSLR cameras and I only slightly know what the heck I’m doing. What I mean is, I can turn it on, sort of press some buttons and fiddle with things, but I really don’t know exactly how to change settings if something is off.
This session changed that. Everybody was so patient (seriously, about 10 minutes in, I was ready to throw in the towel), but they kept on me. They asked what I needed help with, and actually helped me. It was pretty cool. I even know how to adjust the white balance and ISO!
Now, am I going out and selling myself as a photographer? That’s a big no….but the fact that you can see our faces in my cave of a living room? And we don’t look too washed out or too yellow (I realize the jury is still out), I’ll take it! And, I even used manual everything! I tested out the camera and made adjustments until I thought it would work and then handed the camera to Mr. Serious.
One of my girls wasn’t having any of it, so we let her have a pass after getting a couple. Then, it was time for silly faces. If there’s one thing they love, it’s making a good silly face. One day, they won’t want to take silly face pictures, so for now, I’ll totally do it with them.
What did you do this week?
GET IN THE PICTURE WITH YOUR KIDS! Who cares what you look like? Cares how you appear? Who cares what you are wearing? JUST DO IT! Come share your picture on the Facebook thread or use #MommyAndMeMonday!
It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids. Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information. Need another reason to participate in Mommy and Me Monday? Read my post about why I blog with words from a friend’s husband.