So I have a confession… A confession that will probably make my husband hang his head down in shame.
Maybe even all the other photographers in the groups that I belong will shun me…. This is pretty sad and down right unacceptable….
So are you ready… Drum Roll Please….
I didn’t know how to use the self-timer on my camera!!! Aaaahhhh… I know…
I feel your disappointment seeping into the computer screen right now even as I type these words….
I have no excuses… I am not sure why I didn’t know how to use it… I just never found reason. But again… No excuse!
So with this project I was determined to figure this out…. So I googled. And you know what makes it even more sad???…. It was just one button away….!!!!
Absolutely unacceptable!!! The Agony of it all!!
So I switched that button on… And jumped on the chair for some fun no-makeup early morning pictures with my kids backlit by the gorgeous morning light!
This was seriously last minute. I grabbed my 7D…. yes 7D! With NO tripod. Set it up on my table and stacked with books to get the right height and just had fun. These are by no means perfect. I should have brought in a reflector/flash to counter the shadows so I wouldn’t have had to blow out the windows.
Also I have LOTS of Grain in a few of them because the 7D cannot handle an ISO over like 1000!
So technically not perfect… And I get that!
But what is perfect… Me and my babies. Fun times with them going back and forth trying to get the right pictures.
Their laughter at their crazy momma! That is what’s perfect!
So there it is…. My deep confession that will let not only my husband down… but all my photography friends out there….
My credibility is now GONE….
So simple and yet I never knew…
If you have it in your heart to overlook this… I ask your sweet forgiveness… And to soften your hearts on this matter please enjoy these sweet moments below!
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