Busy busy busy

This has been an incredibly busy week for me, though looking back I can not think of any single big thing that has taken my time. Just lots of small commitments adding up. Things like getting the emission testing done for our car, taking my son to the doctor, killing time at the pharmacy, and blowing my nose. Yes, I have been blowing my nose that much this past week.

Sort of like when Rob came home from the grocery store and told me he spent $350. And I asked what he bought. The first thing he said was, “Oranges! Have you see how expensive those are?” Because surely the new bat, bat bag, batting tee, and baseballs did not add up to that unusually high dollar amount to grocery bag ratio.

Doing the raffle has taken a bulk of my online time, which is probably a much better use of my time than putzing around reading blogs. Not your blog of course. Yours is worth it!

I haven’t been able to finish the next installment in the taking good photographs series, but I am working on it.

So many of you have emailed me that you took the “get in closer” advice and are happy with the results. So I figured why not give another small tip that you can practice this weekend. Because taking good photographs requires practice.

So this weekend try to take some photographs without focusing on your child’s face. Focus on a different part of their body, or an unusual angle, or take some photos of them from behind. Play around with your camera. Have some fun. You might be very happily surprised when you upload them to your computer.

I’ve done a couple today to get you started:

Jumping in puddles

Jumping in puddles.

tulle is appropriate for ALL occasions

It is always an ocassion to wear tulle

considering the puddles

Considering the puddles

in the rain

Stepping Out

Give it a try! Can’t wait to see what interesting photos you come up with.

6 Responses to “Busy busy busy”

  1. khristalee Says:

    Could’t pass this up, really the 1st to comment? Yea!! I have known all along about the getting closer to take a picture, and try to tactfully tell others about it. My parents-in-law use a digital and refuse to take a picture portrait style because then they have to flip it over on their computer… drives me wild. And they told me if I take one like that on their camera, they will delete it! Ahhhh!

  2. Sarah Says:

    On the subject of taking pictures of your kids, my current difficulty is that my one-year-old LOVES the camera and somehow has already learned to mug for it. The second she sees it she plasters this huge fake grin on her face and stops whatever she was doing that was picture-worthy. It’s cute in its own way, but annoying! Have any advice on that?

  3. Nicki Says:

    Here’s my attempt: http://www.flickr.com/photos/addymai/475767496/

    Today is my baby’s first birthday, so big but still so tiny. And also she’s my only daughter, can you tell?! haha

  4. GA Says:

    Im trying to delurk a little on my favorite blogs..and yours is one of them! The bright light is distracting in this pic but I still like it.


  5. t in hd Says:

    Sarah, my best advice would be patience! Mine have all gone through that stage and it drives me mad but there hasn’t been much I could do about it (except Photoshop ;-) . In the meantime, be sneakier! We’ve learned never to let the little hams know we’re reaching for the camera. If you’re lucky, you might get one or two snaps before you’re discovered!

  6. Anna Says:

    I LOVE photos of my son from the back…so sweet…although I think I take too many that way when I go to scrapbook and I don’t have a single shot of his cute little face!

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