Photography at Our Home

I have had a few comments asking what kind of a camera I have, so I just decided to make a post about it. Photography has definitely become a hobby at our house. We have four photographers in our family.  Let me introduce you to them.

G'tums Running

First, let me introduce you to G’tums, the not-yet-a-photographer, but our favorite model. He’s three and does love to smile for cameras and would love to take pictures, but he’s just going to have to wait a bit on that.

Shadow Photography

We have JD Boy, the soon-to-be-photographer. He’s six. He doesn’t have a camera. He usually uses an old camera of mine that dropped and broke so it doesn’t focus anymore (an important feature.) He doesn’t mind. He takes pictures of things like fingerprints and his own shadow and things like that. He’s quite thrilled though when he can borrow my camera, but it makes me nervous since he’s the one who dropped my last camera. Mind you, he was only two then. He hasn’t contributed many pictures to my blog, although, he did take some nice flower pictures a few weeks ago at the park and I posted those in the post about visiting Discovery Park and he’s actually beginning to get a good eye for nice shots.

Zippy the Budding Photographer

My 9 year-old daughter, Zippy, is the budding photographer. She saved all her birthday and Christmas money and purchased her own point-and-shoot camera, a Canon Powershot A1000IS. She has contributed a few of the pictures on my blog. She’s working hard at learning composition and just loves taking pictures of everything, especially nature. She’s got a really good eye. She can fill up a half a gig card in one afternoon, so now she has a bigger card. She recently posted on her blog all of her favorite pictures from a trip that we took to New Mexico.

Me the Wanna-Be Photographer

Then there’s me. I’m the wanna-be photographer. My husband purchased me a point-and-shoot camera several years ago, that I can stick in my pocket. It’s a Canon PowerShot SD1000. I love my little camera. Since I was carrying a diaper bag for years, it was so easy to just drop my little camera in there and take it with me wherever. I’m trying to learn how to use a big boy’s camera (my husband’s) now though, although I usually set it on all the automatic settings, because I just don’t really know what I’m doing. I’m the photographer that takes pictures of what happens around our home.

The Photographer

Last but not least is my husband. He’s the real photographer. He’s the one that takes all the pictures on my blog that are just amazing. Last year for his birthday, he got his beloved camera, a Canon EOS 40D. This picture shows his very special lens that he uses for his bird photography. I don’t know its specs though. (Did I mention that I’m the wanna-be photographer?) He also has a few other lenses. He loves to take pictures of birds and flowers and of his family.

So now you know, we don’t have a camera, we have three and sometimes all three are going.

4 thoughts on “Photography at Our Home

  • July 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you for the introductions.

  • July 5, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    How fun to have a common family interest! I'm sure it makes your trips and outings more memorable to have pictures from the perspectives of 4 different people.

  • July 7, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I've often wondered what camera you use! I simply love all the bird and flower pictures you post. Growing up my family bird watched and did lots of flower hunts~something my Mom was into big time. We used to give her a hard time for all the flowers she photographed and now, fast forward 20 years I find myself photographing flowers! She's gets a big kick out of it!

    I'm going to direct her to your blog, she would love all the nature you have on it.


    Time Well Spent

  • July 8, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Well, if you do decide to iron your crayons you'll have to post a pic and let me know how it turns out! My daughter loved doing it so I think we'll have to do it again with another shape. It sure does make a mess though!

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