Each month, I’ll be rounding up my favorite images from my personal stash to share with you all. I have a lot of momtogs who take my classes to learn how to take better pictures of their families so I thought it might be helpful or inspiring if I share images each month from my “mom” perspective. I’ll also share camera settings for each image as that can be helpful for those learning how to shoot in aperture priority, shutter priority, or full manual mode. Whether you’re shooting in full auto or full manual, with a DSLR or a cell phone, the images you capture of your loved ones in your day to day lives will be the most cherished images you possess so start clicking!
January, January, January. This was kind of a blah month for me. I didn’t pull out my camera much. The weather was blah and uninspiring. I’ve been busy doing the whole organizing and purging thing that usually comes with the new year which, let’s be honest, is super boring and uninspiring.
We love going for hikes and snowshoe adventures when we get a big fresh snow. January wasn’t very snowy but finally, in the last few days of the month, the snow arrived and it was so pretty! We headed to our favorite little spot at the state park. I hiked, Amelia snowshoed. Of course, she always likes to be the leader :) We met lots of new doggy friends along the way and had fun tromping through the snow and shaking all the snow off the branches onto each other.
I always love a good shot of eyelashes but snowflakes on lashes is even better! If you want a little photo challenge for the coming month, photograph some lashes :) Get a little bit above your subject, use a wider aperture to draw more attention to those tiny details, and grab focus on those lashes! It might take some practice to get the focus just right but it will be so worth it when you get the perfect shot!