Starting something new on the blog, hopefully as a regular recurring feature! One of the photography forums I try to stay active in, SWPB (short for Succeeding as a Wedding Photography Business), suggested a Personal/Lifestyle blog circle. What this means is that a group of bloggers all choose to post about the same topic, with links to the next blogger in the circle. So, if you read this post, you can click on the link to read the next member of the circle and see their interpretation of the week’s blogging theme. The SWPB group is a diverse collection of wedding photographers all around the country, so feel free to browse their other blog posts and get some wedding inspiration as well while you’re there! This week’s theme was pretty simple since it’s our first attempt at this: “personal subject, square crop.” Very broad guidelines so this is how I interpreted it, by doing a day in the life sort of thing to what a typical day looks like with Miles. If I did a photo series on myself, well it would be a lot of photos of me staring at the computer. So here is how a typical day goes for me with a focus on Miles. All of these shots were taken with our super old (to me), Nikon D90 with a 50mm lens. I gave myself a little bit of a challenge to use this camera instead of my current obsession, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The autofocus in the Nikon seems sooooooo slow in comparison, so it was a good challenge to work on my camera skills and not rely so much on the Mark III’s amazing autofocus and ISO, instead looking for the light a bit more and taking lots of out of focus shots =)
Gotta start with some coffee…
One of us takes Miles out to the park, Centennial Olympic Park, before the weather heats up too much in the afternoon. My normal routine is to do a lap or two around the park depending on Miles’ sleepiness levels (he falls asleep if I run too long or too close to his nap time).
We eventually make it to the playground and Miles has a snack…
Back home, Miles playing with his favorite wooden train. A frequent sight, he always seems to have this thing with him!
And our final daily routine, Betty giving him a bath.
Now, click here to read a post from Bristol based photographer, Paul Benjamin and continue the circle!