I wrote recently about how photography was important to me not just as a hobby but as a mom too, and a big part of that was making sure I was actually in the family photo album this year! These photos are my very first attempt at getting in the frame with my son.
They are not perfect. I know that. From a photographer's point of view, the white balance is a little off (due to my custom setting my white balance and then the weather changing), there is a patch of light on the left of the photo from where the sun was shining directly in (same reason!) , and in some of the shots one of us is a little out of focus - to name but a few misdemeanours - but I like them because I am in them, with my son. From that point of view, they worked out perfectly.
All of these were taken with my Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 , at F5.6, shutter speed 1/200 , and ISO 1000. There are a few things I'd change next time around (I'd brush my hair for a start) but all in all, I'm happy enough for a first attempt! The Wireless Timer Remote I bought for $22 has been such a good investment - for the price, I really can't fault it. I've a feeling you can expect to see more of me appearing on the blog soon!