Spring has sprung

I love spring.  The winter months in Montana become long and I get tired of sitting in the house all day with the kids.  You can only go to the train at the mall so many times in a week before you don’t want to step foot in the mall ever again.

It rained and then the sun came out.  Welcome to Montana.  I grabbed my third child (camera), threw it over my shoulder and told the kids we were headed to play in the puddles.  This is out of character for me.  I like my children to be clean and dry.  There was some pouting and fits thrown along the walk to the puddles but once we arrived I couldn’t get them out of the water.  This may have of been one of my favorite photo shoots.  It was pure candid shots and my babies were having the time of their life.  I need to remember to relax when taking pictures.  I always want the sun to be positioned right, the eyes sharp and in focus and a happy smile on their face.  These images though are what make me totally happy.  My kids make me happy.  I can’t imagine my life without my little buddies.

I’m going to give my camera settings for this picture in hopes that it will help someone.  When I was teaching myself how to use my camera, I studied every single picture in detail.  I really appreciated those who gave their camera settings because studying the settings is what really helped me.  My hopes with this blog is to help someone else.

f/4.0  ss 1/2000 ISO 200

*As a side note, if you have no clue what those settings mean or how to shoot your camera off of automatic mode, I teach workshops to increase your camera knowledge.  Please inquire at swornath@gmail.com

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