Today is dress like mommy day at school. It was a head scratcher as to how we were gonna go about this. then a light bulb went off. My girls love taking photos, therefore the need to dress like mommy when she goes to photoshoots. I always wear white most of the time or gray or black tops to my photoshoots. reason for this is I use myself as a reflector. Lots of people don’t realise but the colour of your clothes reflects onto your subject. Therefore i keep my clothing it very neutral and white reflects lights.
That is why i choose to go with white tops for my girl. I went to the cheapest clothing shop i could find and bought us all white tops. The girls tops are actually boys vests which was even cheaper than t-shirt. the vests were R12 each and my top R40 from PEP. I wanted to show they love photography and I still had some of the Fabric paint in my paint box and started painting on their tops “I Heart Photography” by using my logo. Well at least i tried drawing it. Drawing is not high on my list of skills.
My girls always ask that i put make up on them but we have a rule no make up so today the rule didnt apply as they have to dress like mommy. They were in their element as I mak-up’ed them. Tinker The dog had to feature in some of the Photos.
I just love a school that not only stimulates my kids mentally and physically but also allow my mommy skills to be utilise with all the creative events that they plan. Next event in a few weeks time culture day. Already have my girls outfits ready and waiting 🙂
My diva got a kids camera for her 4th birthday from her grandfather as she loves taking photos. She has a toy camera that she takes out every chance she gets. When I first gave her the camera and she just went wild like she does with the toy camera. just snapping everything and nothing. I realized that maybe its better if I gave her some structure to how to use this real camera.
The First lesson I then came up with was framing. Choose a subject and make sure the subject is in your LCD screen. To start off this exercise I took photo frame and took out its contents and explained to her that she must choose what she want to photograph and then hold the frame so that what she choose is inside the frame.
Once I showed her I sent her off around the garden to do the same and surprisingly enough she quickly grasped the concept.
Once she was confident with this concept, I gave her the camera again and showed her how the frame she just used was the same as her LCD Screen on her camera. And if she wants to take a photo of something the subject must appear on the screen. As I was explaining this, my littlest Diva decided she also needs some practice in framing as she saw what her big sister did.
Once again I then sent her off but this time with her camera. To capture what ever her heart desired. It was so cute to see the things she decided to photographed. from sand to trees to dandelions.
Here is her results: ( note its still very blurry we will still get to the standing still to take a picture)
Then we moved to the backyard.
And this I think is my absolute favourite of the day.
All in all I have to say that this lesson was a huge success.
Next lesson. How to stand still when taking a photo.