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Adventures in Photography

the understudy

We have said from the inception of this blog that we would always be “dads first.” I have spent the last year carrying The Starlet around and making sure she doesn’t fall down the stairs, electrocute herself, or scratch my eyes out with her finger nails of fury. In that year, I haven’t been able to blog as much as I would have liked, but I have been experimenting and honing a skill that I’ve always wanted to explore…

Photography. With an expensive camera.

Allow me to explain…

We bought an expensive camera before the birth of The Understudy so that we could capture amazing pictures of our new life with a child. For a year and a half, I committed the ultimate sin as an “expensive” camera owner– I used it in Auto Mode the entire time.

I took a short class to learn how to use it, and three months later, I was still in Auto Mode. While I was at my first National At-Home Dad Conference, I had a fellow dad blogger (Big Boned Biker) show me how to really use my expensive camera.

Since then, it’s been like an addiction for me. Well, an addiction that you can submit to when someone can assist with the monsters that are always clinging to your legs and wanting to be carried everywhere. You may see more photography from me here at Just a Dad 247, and that’s a good thing because I love it.

I figured I would give you a little taste of some of the work I’ve done in the last few months. If you like them, leave a comment. If you see something I could have done better, leave a comment. If you think about leaving a comment, leave a comment.

And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram (@justadad247) where photos live.

Moral of the story: Always be a dad first. And as soon as you can explore a new passion, do that!

Pat Jacobs

The Understudy at the Illinois Train Museum

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The Understudy and his Papa have a meeting of the minds

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The Starlet’s first visit to the ocean

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This is The Wife’s favorite picture of our kids

black skimmer birds

Black Skimmer birds in Marco Island

Sears Tower

Long exposure of what true-Chicagoans still call the “Sears Tower”

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The Understudy loves splash pads

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The little one-eyed, one-winged owl at Brookfield Zoo

Stay tuned for more photography, parenting “advice” from non-experts, and a little bit of what we like to call, “humor.”

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