When I was 15 I did work experience at a trendy photography studio in inner Melbourne. The studio was surrounded by fashion boutiques and I confess I was more interested in the retail offerings than taking photos. At Uni, I dabbled in a few photography subjects and enjoyed the magic of processing film in a dark room and seeing my photos come to life in front of my eyes. It was cool. And then, in my 30’s, digital photography took off and it has changed the amateur and professional photography landscape. Photography used to be an expensive hobby. Today, however, you can take as many photos of your baby crawling as you please, because storing them on digital memory cards costs next to nothing.
I have always taken a ridiculous amount of photos of my kids but now I am more conscious of how I capture these memories. Being careful not to reveal their faces on this blog has meant experimenting with composition, context and perspective and I am sure my photography has improved because of it. I wrote this post about how with a few simple adjustments you can really improve the photos you take.
One of my favourite bloggers I follow is Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim. She’s one clever cookie. I particularly love her photos and how she makes photography FUN. She shares her tips and tricks so generously. Recently she teamed up with Olympus to put together 150 FUN KITS to get people excited about photography. I was lucky enough to receive one of them! My Fun Kit arrived in the mail and I opened it eagerly (who doesn’t love a package in the post?!).
The kit contained 6 props:
♥ A tiny little camera
♥ A bottle of bubbles
♥ A sharpie
♥ A candle
During the past week I have had so much fun getting creative with my pics. Here are some fun photos I took using props in my Fun Kit.
Miss H claimed the miniature camera as her own!
Miss J claimed the gold glitter….
I don’t much like glitter indoors, but outside it’s another matter altogether. I love watching the sunlight reflect off these gold sparkles.
And blowing bubbles was fun, too!
Fat Mum Slim shows you here how you can make your own fun kit at home.
Do you like taking photos? What are some tips you can share for making photos fun?