Time to plant something on our balcony!
Every time I post pictures of my little girl I feel… a little bit sorry because I don’t post as much of pictures of my eldest girls.
I decided to test the limits of my 135 mm lens today. I really don’t know why I haven’t done it before. The question was how tight in-camera crop I can get with this lens. As a result, I have these series of my self-portraits. It looks like it’s time to change my profile picture on Facebook!
We woke up to this beautiful scene yesterday. Snow in March? Nothing unusual for us. Though, we would prefer it in December and January.
Our littlest lady has turned 2 a few days ago. Look, here she has made a bed for herself!
The times of me being reckless and not caring about measuring the body temperature of a sick child are gone. Long ago, I used to rely on my gut feeling about it. I prefer to control a situation now. Besides, I want to be able to tell the doctor how exactly the illness developed.
Marge was ill for the past two weeks, her temperature was going up and down all by itself, and I just couldn’t keep everything in my head. So I drew myself this handy template to fill and it actually helped me a lot when we had a doctor appointment. And having a true picture of what is happening helps not to panic beforehand.
Back in November, I planned a personal project for December 2015. I asked local fellow photographers on my personal Facebook page if they would like to exchange a photo shoot with me. I offered them one hour meeting, when both, them and me, would be a model and a photographer. The truth is, I failed to make the project in time. The project evolves much slower than I would like it to, but the good thing is that it didn’t stop at all. And now I’m ready to show you the second part of it. I’ll remind that the first part was devoted to Yuliya Shumskaya.
This time I was meeting with a photographer, based in Salaspils, but working with her clients mostly in Riga, Yulia Kovalchuk from ArtMelange Studio. I’ll start from telling you how we almost didn’t meet. Like I usually do it, I had been recharging the camera battery pack before the shoot. But this time, I forgot to insert it back! I swear, it’s the first time something like that has happened to me! The moment I realised that it had been left at home I was ready to get on the tram. So I had to return to fetch the battery pack. Luckily, Yulia agreed to wait for me for another 40 minutes!
My youngest girl will turn 2 years old in a month. And believe me, the more kids you have, the faster time flies. Marge is our little cheerful sun, who loves talking and singing. The words “She started to sing before she could talk” of the famous ABBA song totally relate to her! And yesterday she told me “please” when she asked for something! Here are some of my latest pictures of her:
Frankly speaking, after the year of intense shooting with intention, I got tired. I love perfection, and technically correct images make my heart sing. But this time I decided to let perfection go. At least for a day. I decided to document a day in our life, but make it less stressful for me. I decided to shoot like I did it before I have learned all that great stuff about light, composition and etc. So I shot without much thinking, taking into account only my guts feeling.
This is the last post in the Project 365 series. Wow, that was a great marathon! Not a day without a picture taken. A year of practice, gaining new knowledge, and improving my skills day by day. A year of a huge progress. A year full of experiments that I wouldn’t try otherwise.