Funny, isn't that how all hard things are? It's never the easy way. It's always harder to persist. I have certainly learned that this year :)
We were in Europe for the past three weeks. And I have felt so much pressure (from myself) to capture perfect photos. But I didn't feel like it. So guess what I did? I kept my point and shoot out, and kept my big boy camera in the bag. There was another reason for that. I got really annoyed with all the tourists walking around with their large fancy cameras and making themselves very known. Considering the travel alert in Europe for AMERICANS, I decided to blend a little. And just pull out the little camera when necessary. I am pretty sure anyone with a couple hundred dollars can buy a nice DSLR and carry it around.. but it makes me self concious. Like maybe all these people are WAY better than I am. It's kind of like when I went to soccer tryouts for the State Olympic Development team. And all these girls with fancy cleats and nice jerseys stood around. And until we began, I convinced myself I was the worst one there. And then we began. And I realized that I could hang in there with the best of them. When will I learn to believe in myself? :) Lifelong journey, I think.
So I will believe that some recent snapshots are worth sharing.
These three children are from different parents (sweet mommas Rebecca and Jess), but are among the most important kids that I see weekly. There are some more that I haven't recently taken pics of...but for now, I'll leave you with these.
As I post them, I'm nervous. Because I see all the flaws. But you probably don't.
And, they upload way more grainy than they look on my computer. I have heard that blogger does that. I am going to try to figure out the way around it.
And if you do notice my mistakes, well...that's why I'm a beginner.
Photos make me happy. Portraits. Landscapes are fine, but only if people are in them :) I am learning so much and loving it. I have so far to go.
|tried to blur momma and focus on baby, but missed the focus a bit.|
|Even babies have toe lint :)|