I spend a lot of time on this blog sharing my own photography. Given the nature of the workshops and challenges that I write about here, the images cover a range of subjects such as nature, light and various household objects. But in reality, most of my photographs are of my children. With all the time I spend with them and because they are clearly the cutest kids in the world, I have a hard time turning the camera away. (Surely you understand.)
Lately, my kids have been interested in taking pictures of their own. Maybe it's because they are always having to stand having my camera on their faces. Maybe it's just that they're getting older and understand better what the camera is and what it does. Or maybe it's because they love new toys and gadgets (like their mommy).
But few things send them into bigger peals of laughter than when the Mr. gives them his Blackberry and lets them take pictures. They take pictures of each other. They take pictures of what's around them. They take pictures of what they see. And as much as I love seeing how much fun they have together, I've also loved how this has given me a window into their view of the world.
the "flowers" she loves
I love how these are a completely unintentional take on the shoes meme.
her view of the world
So I've decided that maybe I should let go a little. Maybe it's time to dust off the old, discarded camera and let them share it as a special treat. Is that too much? If the camera is not being used then it won't be missed, right? Wouldn't you be curious to see what they shoot? Stay tuned. They just may create something beautiful...