Working out the new toy ...

For the last 18 months or so I have been asking Mr Fit Mum if he would buy me a new Digital SLR camera. Apparently we haven't needed one, so I have been making do with my compact camera.
I must admit that I am not a photographer .. I wish that I did have the natural eye of a photographer though.


With the upcoming trip overseas I pleaded my case and I have now got a new camera!
I am pretty excited about it and even though I haven't had a lot of time to practice I'm making the effort to get out around the house for some practice shots like these ..



Possibly marginally better than the picture of the rock ...

This is our native friend who visits quite regularly ...
My other subjects have been the kids. I love having photos of the kids around the house, especially those that I have taken myself.  In the past, even with my compact camera, some have turned out really well and I've been rather chuffed with them.

One afternoon this week I told the kids I was going to be taking their photos. 
Miss 9 thinks this is a great idea and turns into a contestant on Australia's Next Top Model ..
Master 5, what can I say, he is your typical 5 year old boy who just doesn't have the time for sitting still.


After about half an hour they had had enough.  I hadn't even had to threaten them with banishment from the iPad! Now is the moment where I show you a picture of the kids ..


I was really pleased with how some of them turned out. My favorites are the candid ones where they are being a bit silly. They might even be enjoying themselves!

















I quite like the photography thing .. I might even do a course next year so that I actually understand what I'm doing!


Fit Mum x

6 comments:

Jeanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've started to realise a new camera might make its way onto my wish list. My mobile phone takes awesome outdoor photos, but doesn't handle depth or the indoors very well. I noticed some of my blog photos just aren't up to scratch. LOVE the photos you've take of the kids, they look like they're having fun too!

dietschmiet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great hobby and I LOVE the photos of your kids. Good photos and great shots of them!

Liz@LastChanceTraining said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oooh - I did an SLR photography course in September and got a Canon G12 for my birthday - not SLR but has SLR functionality. I highly recommend Leanne Stamatellos, who runs courses at various times of the year.
Nice photos BTW xx

Kek said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How lovely to have a new toy! I'm on my fourth SLR (2nd digital) and could never go back to compact. Although the phone camera is often handy....

Definitely do a course, but mostly, take LOTS of photos and that "natural" eye will develop. It's not like you're wasting film. ;o)

Fit Mum said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks girls! I love the new camera .. I hope my eye comes soon Kerryn. Liz .. I'll definitely get the details from you to check out your friend in the new year! Vic x

Mademoiselle Slimalicious said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great photos!