(iPhone photo by Mommy)
A few weeks ago I did a photo session with Evie where I placed her on her quilts while I photographed her in the nursery. Later that same day, Sam called me in to the kitchen so I could see what he was working on. He wanted to show me
photo session and he was very proud of the way he'd spread out his blanket and placed Puppy just so, capturing his subject from all different angles. He was using an old camera I got off of Craiglist a couple of years ago for
- a 1957 Brownie Starflex - and he made sure to show me the "picture" on the back, just like I show him image previews on my LCD screen. He was taking it all very seriously. An aspiring newborn photographer, maybe?
A few days later we were coming back from a walk and laughing at how Evie looked in her Baby Bjorn carrier. He asked to take our picture with my phone and this is the first shot he got:
After "chimping" the camera (looking at the photo he took), he said to me, "Mom, let's go over here where the light is better". Oh my, someone's picked up a little photography knowledge after listening to Mom! Turns out he was right - the light is better on the other side of the porch. Here is his next shot:
Sam was happier with this one, but wanted Evie looking at him, so he got her attention and snapped again:
He was pleased with his final result and I was too. Way to read the light and connect with your subjects, Sam! I'll forgive you for the limb chops...