Oh my but it's hard to get family photos yourself! By the time I had set up my tripod, got the camera on it, set the white balance, camera settings and Remote Timer and then tried to get in the frame, Callum had run off. Absolute nightmare. These were the best three that I managed to get in this location....Callum itching to escape in each one.
(all three - F2.5 / 1/320 / ISO1250)
Not quite wall worthy, but nice to have anyway!
As usual, I'm happier behind the camera...
(all three F2.8 / 1/500 / ISO640)
Honestly Adam, could you not have put the thermos flask down?!
And the one that made me laugh...
(all four F2.8 / 1/250 / ISO1600)
All photos taken with my 85mm f/1.8 lens.
At this point, a man and his dog came along and started to chat so that was the end of picture taking - unfortunately as we were standing chatting, Callum started to run along the path and the dog chased after him, jumped on his back and pushed him over - the dog was only playing but Callum, quite reasonably, got a fright, so we headed back to the car after that.
Definitely a learning curve for family photos! When I do this again, I'll definitely scout out a location ahead of time, arrive there before Adam and Callum to set up the tripod, camera etc, and have a game-plan about where I would try and shoot. Trying to wing it as you go for a walk just doesn't work - at least not for me.
Never mind, at least I am in the frame for some photos even if they might not make it onto the walls!