Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Nurturing your child’s gifts

Written on June 22nd, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

sunshine cofeeMy boy came home from school one day, full of enthusiasm.

Son: “Ma, will you let me borrow your point and shoot camera?”


Me: “Why?”


Son: “’Cause I signed up for the Camera Club.”


With a smile, I immediately said “Yes” without even thinking about his lack of responsibility when it comes to taking care of things. I wouldn’t dampen his eagerness. The smile that it placed on my face was priceless, knowing that I was instrumental in making him be keen on this new leisure pursuit of his. A “photographer wannabe” is what I often call myself and I guess my boy was inspired to take on the same thing.
Each time we go on vacation and even weekend getaways, I can always see his interest in taking photos. He would often borrow my camera and show me his photos as he seeks some kind of approval from me. It didn’t occur to me that he would take it on to the next level and enroll himself to a “camera club.”
As a parent, I cannot help but feel proud and excited. Parents have a role in nurturing their children’s talents and skills. Our full support will give them a boost in pursuing the whatever gifts they are passionate about. Like the flowers in our own garden, we sprinkle water everyday, enough sunlight and a lot of love and care and they will bloom on their own.
It is not all about intellect or what we desire for them but we need to keep in mind that they can only be successful if they fully enjoy what they are doing. Now and again, we will stumble upon things or situations that we often do not agree with however, we should learn to discern and consider the point of view of our children. It is their life, we are only here to guide them.
As to my boy, although I still am having second thoughts in letting him use my point and shoot camera (wink), but I am not stopping him from pursuing this interest. I’ll probably search around for some cheaper cameras like casio cameras digital or other brands.

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The photo above which I named sunshine coffee was taken by son using my Nikon D3100.

Travel and Photography

Written on April 25th, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

ChurchTraveling, as I always say, is a very good learning experience. When traveling locally and especially in other countries, we meet a lot of different people and learn about different cultures. Of course, one thing that really gives me the thrill (aside from shopping) when traveling are the different places and sights that I can capture with my camera.

Having your own camera is the most important thing you should bring when traveling especially with the rise of social networking sites, you can now share your beautiful photos with your friends as if they were there traveling with you.

When traveling, if possible, dig a little something regarding the country’s history, this will give you a better understanding of their culture and traditions. Hubby who is my best travel buddy, who is an architect makes me appreciate architecture, historical landmarks and even modern skycrapers. He taught me to recognize the value of good architecture … seeing not only plain building be it metal buildings, old churches or modern structures. Then it’s up to me to translate it to magnificent photographs.

For me travel and photography comes together, it is one way of freezing your memories. It let’s you live the experience whenever you want to.

Baby Photography

Written on February 4th, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

BebeYesterday, I was watching ANC’s Shop Talk and they had guests talking about photography as a side job. Despite the chores awaiting me, I stopped a little to watch and listen. It’s funny how I can relate to their passion however as much as I want it to be my “side job”, I can’t! (at the moment) That is because as we all know, camera gears are not inexpensive and that is not the foremost in our priority list.

Admittedly, it disappoints me that I do not have the means to purchase those expensive gears and at times making me lose the fire in pursuing this passion. However, about three weeks ago, the passion was once again fired up when Hubs won a DSLR camera. It was a good upgrade from what I had and he willingly swapped my old one to his new one. I guess the Gods must have been talking to me.

Yes, I want to take a step forward and enroll into an advanced course — once I have fixed my sked. And if there’s one thing I want to focus on is Baby Photography. I just love the innocence I see in their eyes. And I want to capture it and freeze the moment. They say it’s much harder to do this cause you really cannot teach them to pose. What the heck? It’s the digital age, it’s not as if I’ll be wasting rolls of film.

I love babies, how I wish I could have one of my own. I am now looking forward to practicing baby photography with Hub’s new nephew. Can’t wait! Maybe they can use the photos as part of baby thank you cards they will give away.

Photo : Bebe_15 by Chesi – Fotos CC’s photostream on Flickr. Some Rights Reserved.

Print your photos

Written on November 25th, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

Printed photos“Print your photos.” That is one of the tips my photography teacher gave us, his students.

In this day and age, where everything is digital, it is easy to forget about printing our photos. Almost always, it gets stuck in our hard drive and we only look for it when we need it. He actually has a point there. I admit that when I started to have my digital camera, I seldom print my photos. That is why when I heard that statement from my teacher, it struck me. . . Guilty!

The reason why most of us take photos is to capture or freeze the moment. As for me, being a mom, photography is mostly to journal my children’s growing up years. Good thing there are online printing services available nowadays. I can just choose my photos, send it to them and they will just mail the printed copies to me. I can do these right at the comfort of my home and payment is very convenient too. Paypal and credit card payments are accepted. However, if you still opt to have the more traditional way, go to your favorite printers, just as long as you have it printed.

So, for you guys out there who still has a lot of photos in your hard drive, why not turn those soft copies into hard copies. You can even make scrapbooks out of it.