Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

A photographer asked a question in a Facebook group I’m in, sometime last year, about how to get better at varying her perspectives for her photos. So I told her: “Try it all. Go high. Go low. Shoot between. Climb on chairs… move back, move close. Think what will help capture the moment the best. …

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You’re thinking to yourself right now – I’m sure you are – that your house is too dark for photos of your children and that your flash is unflattering and makes your children look albino (which isn’t bad if you are an actual albino, of course.) So, where can you take photographs of your children …

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Some days life is all topsy turvy. The world seems upside down and turned around these days. What was once up is now down and what was once frowned upon is now applauded. Those who say they love children and babies only protect them once they are born, not before. Those who say they support …

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“I have heard other photographers say things like, ‘I went to photography school and I don’t know what to shoot because when I shoot something I mentally compare my image to so and so or so and so.’ And finally they feel so weighted down by references that it hinders their photographic practices. I don’t …

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My one year old has decided her diaper is an option. She has also decided she should be taken outside, no matter how cold it is starting to get. And if her brother is outside when she is, she shall follow him and look for him and possibly try to do what he’s doing, even …

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It is a house full of life, of children, but more importantly it is a house full of love. Five children, all under the age of ten, crazy, sweet, lively, grumpy, silly, precious. One has lipstick smeared on her top lip and mom is wondering where she got it. The boys are darting in and …

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I’m not a fan of winter. Winter depresses me. It is cold, obviously, void of sun,most of the time and it is long and dreary and yucky and I hate it — so there. I thought I would have longer before it stretched out its bony fingers but alas, snowflakes started  falling this past weekend, …

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When I document my family’s life I enjoy doing it in either black and white or color photographs. This week I decided to challenge myself  by trying to see my photos in black and white as I took them. I always shoot in color and convert to black and white in case I want a color …

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I’ve been trying to get a photo of Gracie playing in this splash pad all summer long. The problem? She hates it and won’t play in the water. Instead she looks at it, seems interested, I put her down, she reaches out, changes her mind and then clings to me like a barnacle on a …

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