Learning Through the Camera Lens

O: I'm gonna take a picture. No! Not of you, of the pretty flowers.

I've had my camera for a little over two months now and, while I've learned a lot about aperture, shutter speed, and iso, the most interesting things I have learned have been about people. I've found that I am not very interested in taking pictures of landscapes or objects, but rather, I love taking candid photos of people.  

Everyone reacts differently to the camera. Some people sit up a little straighter and relax their face just so (I'm pretty sure this is where I fall).

Some people become so instantly self-conscious, taking their picture becomes nearly impossible.  

Some people just start making goofy faces.  

Some people, the lucky ones, have faces that fall into the most beautiful smile, without them even knowing it.


Some people have no problem just ignoring me and that camera altogether. They are my favorite.  

I'm learning a lot about people, but mostly, I'm learning that I need to be sneakier. 

Especially when I'm trying to take a picture of O.

Our New Veeventure

O: I know! We'll put on our puddle splashing boots and go on a veeventure!

There are a handful of markers that help you track the passing of time when your kids are little: how quickly they grow out of their shoes, where their head falls when they lean against you (O, hip bone and P, crotch), and those magical mispronunciations.  O has been losing about a special word a day. As her diction becomes clearer and her vocabulary expands, I have embarked on a mission to halt the passing of time.  We have embraced some of her early pronunciations into our framily lexicon. A living creature is an aminal.  The stuff you put on your lips to make them shiny is glip glops.  You go to the dentist when you have a gabitiy.  On really special days, read everyday, we go on veeventures.  


This blog is really just that, an attempt to slow down the passing of time by documenting it and a fresh new veeventure.  To that end, I got a shiny new toy.  You can't defeat the passage of time with poor image quality after all.  If anybody out there in the ether can show me how to work it, I'd be forever in your debt.  

Oooh! Shiny...

Oooh! Shiny...