I have to say, it’s nearly impossible to work on new skills with kids in the house. I’m a total amateur photographer, I’m not afraid to admit. But I’m working on it. This is me, employing my self-portrait checklist.
Daytime lighting, check. Shirt that’s clean, check. Nothing in my teeth, check. Background prop to hide the chaotic mess that is our home, check. Figured out how to use my camera remote, check. So far so good for the first 2 minutes.
There are photography tutorials out there that talk about aperture and white balance and composition, but nothing out there really addresses the challenges that mom photographers face. If you can’t get it done in the first 2 minutes, then your photography challenges suddenly become something entirely different.
Hand-to-hand combat with little photobomber, check.
Making the choice to kick her out of the photo or just roll with it, check.
As much as it’s important to me to be creative and to learn, grow, and share my best, it occurs to me that this – what’s happening when I’m trying to do something else – is every bit as important.
This isn’t what I set out to do, but this is me, at my best. So I thought I’d share it today.
Anyway, I am still hoping to get a post ready for tomorrow to *actually* share this infinity scarf with you because it’s a fast and fun project! But if you don’t see it for a few days – well, I’ve had my hands full enjoying one of my other jobs: being a mom. The kind who thinks that photobombers are actually kind of fun.
What are you working on this week? Do you have family or real life changing your schedule too?