The summer of no-stress|Finding the SUMMER joy 2012
This is a no stress approach to photographing summer. Perhaps I’ve mellowed a bit with having a second child, perhaps I’m maturing, perhaps I’m just learning to smell the roses…..i don’t know WHY I’m living more in the moment than in the perfect f-stop or ISO. What I DO know is that some of our photos will be “not technically perfect”….that perhaps we’ll break some of the “photography rules” that would cause photos to get slammed on a forum. BUT, we will capture the moment as it happens. Without stressing out. Without freaking out that we ::gasp:: cut a limb off or that we ::double gasp:: have dappled lighting on our child’s arm in the photo. And our photos are going to be AWESOME because we captured the moment as we lived in it. I have had a blast collecting the photos for all of these lessons….and I’ve really been able to just sit back and watch my children have fun while i capture the fun. I’ve watched the most awesome summer events unfold between my children…and I didn’t have to stage or pose…I just let the summer moments unfold.
What I hope we can all do as a group is just relax…isn’t that what summer is all about? I will guide you through some photo techniques to improve your photos, but you don’t have spend hours researching the technical terms to understand.
Our goal is just to capture our summer. That is it. We’re not trying to win the Pulitzer Prize for photography. Our children will look back on these photos in years to come and deem them prize worthy just as they are.
Please join me and document your best summer yet with finding the joy: summer 2012.