For The Starlet’s first year, I completed a project where I took a video of her every single day and put it together into a documentary showcasing 1 second every day. It was an extremely intense project, but the end result was totally worth it. For her second year, I wanted to try another project, but one that would also help me exercise my new love of photography.
I decided to do a 52 Week Photo Project, taking a photo every week for a year. This project would focus on The Starlet in some way each week. So, without further ado, here is the first 5 weeks of the project.
#1/52 “The Beginning”
I finally got those beautiful little eyes right where I needed them.
I feel like I can never get a great shot of The Starlet. There’s always something in the way, she looks away at the last second, or I’m just not good enough at capturing the shot in time. This one was exactly what I wanted. She was playing hard to shoot, but I finally got those beautiful little eyes right where I needed them. It’s going to be a fun year trying to capture her for this 52 week project.
*Canon Rebel T3i * 50mm 1.8 lens * ISO 100 * Aperture f/1.8 * Shutter Speed 1/400*
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.
Being a dad has brought out the desire in me to be as creative as possible. I try to take funny pictures, beautiful pictures, etc. Something that The Wife will love. Something that The Understudy will cherish when he grows up. People look at some of the things I do and say, “Awww. You’re such a great dad.” That’s all great, but this guy… He is the World’s Best Father. Hands down.