For our outing, I wanted to introduce Talia to digital photography with a DSLR, so she used one of my older DSLRs and I used my new mirrorless Fuji X-A3.
It was fun to play with my new camera and I loved that I didn't have to deal with any hand pain throughout our time together. The best part about it all though, was seeing Talia get into it! The first photo in this post (above) is one of my favourites. Talia had gotten low to the ground to photograph this dandelion (below) and I wanted to get a photo of her. She quickly tilted her camera up at me and I love the way that shot turned out!
It makes me so happy to see her enjoying a hobby that I love. I taught her a little about camera settings and the lens she was using. I helped her set her camera so that she'd be working with a shallow depth of field for some artistic photos and it was really fun to see what she came up with!
She even got some portraits of me! (A new profile photo perhaps??)
We took these photos of each other at the same time- she with the DSLR, and me with the Fuji X-A3. We also grabbed a selfie of the two of us to document our mother-daughter photoshoot, with the flip screen on my camera (details on that are in my post about the X-A3 if you want to see what that is).
I can't wait to show Talia the artistic photos she managed to grab on this little excursion! I'm hoping she'll be hooked and excited to get out and do more!
Katrina has been talking about wanting to get out and take photos with me too, so I'll have to plan another mommy daughter photography date with her soon!
When we headed home from this trip, Talia was talking about wanting to get out and take photos in the winter when things are coated with ice. I mentioned that Fall would also be a beautiful time to get out. I'm so excited to not only be re-embracing my love of photography, but to be able to share it with my girls!
|I was so proud when she got right down for this shot! :)
Disclosure: Fujifilm Canada provided product to facilitate this post. All opinions and experiences shared are, as always, my own.