The sun was shining, the trees were blossoming, and we had a few hours of free time last weekend, so I dragged Big Brother to the local schoolyard for a project I’ve really wanted to do for a long time: a day in the life of a boy photo shoot.
My kids generally groan and make bad faces when I pull out the camera and start taking pictures, especially if I announce, “Today, we are going to put on nice clothes and take family photos!”
So instead, I wanted to capture them in the natural environment — playing ball, riding bikes, just being boys. Turns out I only got one of my boys to go along, but it actually made for some better images.
I just finished an online class with Clickin’ Moms, learning the basics of editing and organizing photos with Adobe Lightroom. I did the follow-along version, which costs only $150, as opposed to the full-version, which costs $300 and allows participants to upload their photos and receive critiques from the teacher and classmates.
I spent about an hour shooting these pictures. And not much more editing — which was a tremendous improvement over my old software, which required applying changes to each image, individually.
Big Brother was a good sport about it all. But after a while, boys will be boys…
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