Searching for something to capture with my camera today, I ventured into the garage and found this painted canvas. Our daughter, the ever-evolving artist had painted it earlier in the day and the paint wasn’t even dry yet. What a find! The brown paint bottle she used to craft her “Life Mission Statement” was still open and sitting on the canvas. Reading this mission statement from my daughter the day before she enters high school was inspiring and humbling. What an amazing gift I’ve been given with this child. What a perfect moment to capture with my camera.
MANUAL: Read page 17 in the Nikon D50 manual today on “Focus and Shoot.” Was reminded that I need to slow down in my photography sometimes and remember to check the focus. So often I look through the viewfinder and see what I want to capture. But I don’t wait for that nanosecond before pushing the shutter-release button to ensure I have a crystal clear image. Note to self: slow down and focus. Good point to remember in photography and life!
IMAGES: Browsed through the most recent issue of Rangefinder looking at images for senior and child photography. Always interesting to see what other photographers are doing. Sometimes I love what I see and am inspired. Other times I think I could do something similar. And then there are those times I compare and let it kill my creativity. Those are the moments I dread.
How about you? What moments inspire you? What moments do you dread?