Monday, May 21, 2012

The Good and Bad

Okay I am going to admit it, I am a good photographer.  I am.  I have worked hard to be good.  I work on it every single day. But I am a horrible picture taker.

So let me explain.  I take great photographs of my clients and my children.  But when it comes to taking photos of my life, I suck.  Just to take pictures of every day things I am pretty rotten.
I envy my SIL's who are awesome at taking photos of their lives and all the awesome things they do, and me....heck if it's not posed I don't even try.
Which stinks really.
I think the reason that I don't take pictures of every day moments is because my camera is such a hassle to get out and set up.  I invested (if you can call it invested) in a little point and shoot thing when we went to Disneyland in January, and it takes HOrRIBLE pictures.  Seriously.  Although it's easy to use and quick, I cringe every time I look at the images so I just don't bother.

I need to get out of the rut.  My kids will grow up with lots of pictures of themselves looking pretty, but non-of them making messes.  BAD MOM!
{I'm scolding myself right now...}


Carolyn said...

I feel the same way about posed photos! Anthony asked me why I wanted to go to the retreat since I'm not doing any real shoots, and I told him, "I have a lot to learn from Kandis about posing!" I shy away from it so much, probably just because I'm too lazy! I found that the more paid shoots I was doing, the less I wanted to take photos of anything else, so you'll just have to find your happy place.

One thing I think about all the time is how I'll feel years from now looking through my pictures. I feel nothing when I look at pictures I took of people that I don't love, but even the worst quality photo of my family is a treasure.

Mary Ann Carlile said...

You are a great photographer. I can't imagine what it is like to have to take pictures with a point-and-shoot. Carolyn has a great point with her last sentence - I totally agree. Sometimes I do wish I had more posed photos!