Last month, I went on holiday to Benelmedena in Spain with my son and mum so thought I would share some photos with you. Whilst my son has his own digital compact camera, I decided to let him loose with a DSLR and I also gave my mum a beginner’s lesson as I rarely have photos taken with my son. Here are a few of my favourites:-
I love the pastel colours in this image and it received a Bronze award in last month’s SWPP’s monthly competition:-
It took a lot of bribery to get my son to stand in these sunflowers:-
My son saying, “your time’s up tonight mummy”….
This was taken by my mum and I just love the expression on my son’s face:-
Another “I’ve had enough mummy” expression:-
Probably one of my favourites purely because of my son’s expression on his face….boy I love him….
You may have noticed the cuts on my son’s knees and whilst I could quite easily remove them with the wonders of Photoshop, I wanted to leave them in as they will always remind how he fell 3 times on his knees and limped theatrically for sympathy and made us carry him in 90 degrees heat! The next image also received a Bronze award in last month’s SWPP’s monthly competition:-
We took my son to see the dolphins and this was an image I captured on my compact. I love the dolphins in the foreground and the pink flamingos in the background. It also received a Bronze award in last month’s SWPP’s competition which was a surprise as I rarely take photographs of anything other than people in my personal photography:-
The making of my new assistant:-
Ok, the next few images I wanted to share to show how my son, aged 4 (nearly 5) is developing in his photography. Having started off with a V-tech camera at the age of 2, he swiftly moved on to an Olympus compact. This is him with his Olympus compact on his shoulder which he often takes photos of random objects with:-
My son took this photo of mum and I using a Canon G9. I often let him use this around the house. This is how he took it, no cropping:-
The next one he took using a Canon 5DII, 50 mm 1.2 lens and a 580EXII speedlite attached to it. Whilst I programmed the settings for him, photographers out there will know this is pretty heavy to hold. Some may say I’m even a little crazy for letting him handling this equipment but I trust him! My little man had quite an audience watching him handle this bundle which is why we were laughing so much. When I showed him the photo, he said he liked it but he didn’t like the way we had our hands on our knees! I explained that we were crouching so he could get us in the image but he said he would have preferred a different pose! This is the shot he got….again, no cropping etc:-