Hello! I’m thrilled to be able to share with you over the next few months, a series on something close to my heart: photographing our children. I’ve been shooting professionally since 2008, but my camera has been in hand since the birth of my first son eight years ago.
I am self taught, through many years of trial and error, and am passionate about helping others document their own lives whether it be with their iPhone, point & shoot camera, or DSLR. It is through this passion that this photography series was born.
Before we dive into this nine-part series, I’d like to discuss what it is that makes a photograph. A subject, sure. Composition, yes. Light, of course. Now I ask, with what are you shooting? And, does it really matter?
Can you tell?
Take a look at the following images. Which one was taken with my iPhone 4s and which was taken with a Nikon D300s?
I’m a firm believer that as a mom, it doesn’t matter so much what you’re shooting with, as long as you know a few basic principles. And guess what? That is what I aim to do. Encourage you to search for the light, get creative, and look at your little ones with a new and exciting perspective.
Because if you’re documenting your days and capturing your kids, that’s what truly matters – smart phone camera, or a fancy one. So join me as we embark on an exciting photographic adventure!
Did you guess which images above were taken with an iPhone and which with a DSLR? Top set: DSLR – iPhone. Middle set: DSLR – iPhone. Bottom set: iPhone – DSLR. Were you correct?
What are some of your favorite photographs of your own family? I’d love to hear about them!