Monday, 30 March 2015

Little Honest Photo Linky

Here, Seb is having a late afternoon nap. Obviously he didn't want to, hence the lonely tear drop. Anyone else have trouble getting their little ones to nap?

Life is hard enough being a parent without things like Pinterest boards full of perfect parenting. So I have created a Linky for those not so perfect parenting moments, because they happen everyday and nobody is perfect. Even if they say they are! We all know one of those parents don't we.

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Mummy and Me - How not to take a Mummy and baby photo!

I prefer to be behind the camera. I cannot stand to look at photos of myself. It is the same feeling you get when you hear your voice on a recording. Cringe.

But I don't want to look back and wish there were more photos of me and my boys. So this is a great linky for me to do. It is called Mummy and Me by the lovely Nicola from Life Through My Eyes. Who by the way makes it look easy! Love her March photo!

Anyway, I knew the boys would not sit still so I thought I would just let them do their thing and play. First I tried getting a photo of us on the couch. But as you can see above, I look like a numpty.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Finding The Light

I love natural light photography. I love moody low light photography. And with that in mind and the knowledge that my unwilling models were going to be unwilling, my fear of noisy photos with high ISO and/or very slow shutter speed. I was ready for the challenge.

On this day, it was grey and overcast, perfect for some moody low light photos. Thanks to British weather I had my ready-made defused light. I took these photos in Seb's room as it had the best light and the least clutter. I dread to show you Harvey's room.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Reality - 7pm

It is 7pm and Seb and Harvey are running around screaming and laughing.

Bedtime is not going to plan.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

365 Little Photos

This year I want to focus more on photography and by just taking photos every day I hope it will improve and give direction to where I want to go with my style.

To start things off, I have started #365littlephotos on Instagram @2littlefaces. This is just experimental photos.. details, compositions and just whatever takes my interest on the day.

Also, I have some other projects on the go:

The Reality
An attempt to make mess look good. I have so much of the stuff so subject matter is easy to come by!
Check out my mess here.

Finding The Light
I am more directed towards natural light photography as I find it, well, natural for lack of a better word. See more here.

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Reality - 5pm

It is 5pm and I should be cooking dinner, but Seb is on the search for breadsticks in my pantry of mess.

This is a photo journey/attempt to make mess look good. I figure hey why fight the mess. If you can't beat it, take a photo of it instead!

This is also a photo about my boys "fussy" eating habits. I struggle to get them to eat properly. Harvey isn't so bad now. Actually he is pretty good compared to Seb. :/

Turning it black and white does hide quite a lot of distractions and I like the white lines of the shelves that help make a grid and divides the mess into interesting looking pictures within a picture.

If you would like to join me in this photo journey please drop me a line and we can #embracethemess together!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Quick Start to Star photography

It is a rare sight to see any stars in the sky when living in a populated area with light pollution. So when we went to NZ for Christmas I took the opportunity to take some!

We spent a night in a gorgeous house on Lake Tekapo (Dark Sky Reserve). There were no houses for miles, it was pitch black, perfect conditions.