I'm such a proud mama right now. My oldest, who is 11, has been asking me to teach him how to take pictures for some time now. Of course I'm not the best mama, so I keep putting him off. Finally, a couple of months ago, I decided to give him my old Pentax camera to learn on. But...I never actually gave him the camera (sigh), because I'm not always good at doing things right away. It's a problem, I know.
Well, I owed my son a "date." In fact, it too was long overdue (do you see a pattern here I might fix?). I had promised him I'd take him to get ice cream during the weekend, when I realized it was the same weekend as the senior shootout. Rather than put him (or it) off, I decided it would be an ideal time for him to come hang out with me and play around with his camera.
So I put the camera on P mode, but I forgot to check the ISO, and it was still on 3200 from the last time I used it (oh boy). Still, the kiddo, who amazes me all the time, got some really amazing pictures. My two favorites are pictured below.
He asked me if I'd hire him to second shoot weddings with me. I told him to keep this up, and he'll need to hire me.
Thanks to everyone for letting him tag along, and to the models who were so sweet to him.