Who We Become - May

"I wanna ride da scoodah hemmet! I speedy, Mommy! I speedy!" Love watching this little human tackle the world. 

Our collective Who We Become blog post can be seen here, and if you'd rather peruse some lovely photography bit by bit, I invite you to make your way around the blog circle, starting with my fellow city mama, the incredibly talented Julie Mak.   

One {February 2016}

One for February, snuck in while he wasn't looking. My sweet boy, chatting away with his hand in mine. 

Please continue around our circle, starting with the incredible Adele and her adventures down in Texas.

WWB - January 2016 - Pink Tutu

Some goldfish crackers, a giant pink tutu and a sunbeam - what more does a baby need when stuck at home on a chilly morning? 

Welcome to this month's installment of Who We Become! You can find a collection of our work HERE or grab a coffee and take a leisurely spin around the blog circle for a closer look at everyone's work, starting with my incredibly cool and ultra talented friend, Sarah Roemer Davis

A Quick Peek at the Tree

The other day I forgot my keys at the office and had the choice of staying at home all afternoon or heading to midtown and battling the holiday crowds with toddler in tow. We went with option 2 because we are the adventurous types. And if we had to be in the midst of the chaos anyway, why not go to the heart of it and show her the big tree? Crowds/safety/one parent meant limited photo opportunities, but let me assure you, she was a fan. 

P52.3 - Perspectives {Week 9: Disheveled}

Perhaps the most disheveled thing around here this week is me - we had a busy and wonderful weekend doing some celebrating in our family and I'm still recovering. But someone else got a little disheveled too, after being smothered in kisses by her favorite pup. A bath was required by the time this encounter was over.

Please head over to Who We Become to check out this week's collection.  

One {May 2015}

Incredibly, this month's one post is already here. What can I say, I like stripes. Please continue on to the Pacific Northwest to see what my amazing friend Krista has found this month. 

Photo 52.2: Framed {Week 49} - Multiple Exposures

Only four weeks left of Photo 52.2: Framed. We've nearly made it through another year! After a bit of a breather, those of us participating over at Who We Become hope to come back with a new and different project for the coming year, so please stay tuned.

September is here and we're closing out the year with a few creativity exercises. This week is multiple exposure. I hope to learn how to properly do this with film but digitally these images can be created in-camera, if your camera body has the technology, or in Photoshop. Since I have yet to learn how to use Photoshop, in-camera it was for me! Figuring out how to make a dynamic composition will take some time to master, but I had fun creating these cityscapes - a little skyline juxtaposed with our newly minted bike-rider in action.

Please head over to Who We Become and see the other fun my friends have had this week - the sneak peek I had of one of the images blew me away and I can't wait to see the rest!


Photo 52.2: Framed {Week 44}

August! Nearing the end of summer and the end of our P52. At this juncture in our year-long study of compositional techniques, we bring it back to basics, starting with the Rule of Thirds. Simply put, a photograph is generally (generally!) considered more pleasing to the eye if the frame is divided into a grid with nine equal sections and the subject of the image falls on one of the intersection points. Or with landscapes, the horizon falls on the upper or lower third of the frame rather than in the center. 

This week, my guy and I headed out for a photo walk and took a few this case, of each other. In my image, his face is on the intersection point at the upper left side of the frame. In his image, while I don't really fall on any intersecting points, the stroller and I occupy the right two thirds of the frame. Fun ideas to work on as he gets started.

Please head over to Who We Become and check out our collaborative page this week!

Photo 52.2: Framed {week 8}

This week is something of a free for all as we wrap up our study on balance. Our goal is to balance objects, people, negative space or any combination thereof. This image lacks much in the way of negative space, but I liked the triangle created by the kids, the train worker and the incoming train and how the subjects span the depth of the frame. Please click over to Who We Become to see what my talented friends found this week. 

Photo 52.2: Framed {week 7}

This week on Photo 52.2 we went in search of negative space as a balancing element in our images. This could mean using negative space as the subject, or using the space in an image to otherwise balance the subject. Really, I think we all just had fun taking a step back and getting some extra room into the frame. 

My shots this week were taken on a trip up to East Aurora, NY - the soon-to-be permanent residence of certain grandparents we happen to be quite fond of. Small boy + big dog + nature = what's not to love? Here are a few of my favorites shot with negative space in mind. Please click over to Who We Become and see what the rest of my wonderful friends have found this week!