I am by no means a professional photographer, this is for sure! It all started when I birthed our child, he was gorgeous, and everything he did was cute! He pooped CUTE, he spit up CUTE, he grabbed his toes HOLY CUTENESS! I needed a picture of it all!
The husband bought me my first DSLR, a Canon Rebel and it has been a learning and growing process ever since.
I have just recently upgraded to a fancy pants model, a Canon 7D, and am still trying to figure it all out. But really it’s not about the camera, it’s about your vision, your eye for composition, and really what kind of pictures you want.
I am a lover of all things unposed, and natural. I want pictures of his feet, and his hands, and his messy bed head. Pictures of him screaming, and pictures of him full of joy.
It is hard for me to share those with y’all here as I am still undecided whether to share the boys face here or not, I kind wish he could say “sure Mommy go ahead, I won’t mind when I am 15.” But in spite of that dilemma I hope to share with you some tips I have picked up through 3 years of trial and error.
So here it is my number one tip…..
TAKE A MILLION BAGILLION SHOTS!
That’s right, fill that memory card up, because out of 20 shots of the same thing 2 will be great (you hope), and the rest won’t.
Maybe you will catch a 4 different facial expressions (concentration, frustration, joy, and proud) in one minute while your kid plays with legos, and what a memory to have.
It will drive your husband bongers, because if you are like me deleting pictures carries some aniexty and so hard drives will be your best friend.
Give it a “shot” (pun intended) and see what you come out with in the end.