|One of my submissions. I love the red of the berries against the crisp white tufts of snow. Obviously not taken in Perth!|
Our church recently ran a photo competition which was a lot of fun. We are fortunate to have two digital cameras to use, so we set aside some time once a week prior to the competition and went out as a family for some photographic inspiration.
I was so proud of the shots that the children took! There was a category for the youth, who were allowed to submit one photo (any subject) and three categories for the adults (my children would have loved three categories for the youth too!).
These were their submissions:
|Eli - Want to race?|
|Lily - Pink Flower|
|Zoe - Autumn Trees|
|Jed - Leaves|
Taking time out to take photos together was a great experience. There will likely be another photo competition next year; already my children are seeing potential winning shots around them. I noticed that their sense of perspective, composition, use of light and 'getting in close' to avoid wasted space developed throughout our photography sessions. Prior to our photo sessions I was hopeful that they would have some shots that were in focus (each photo was enlarged to A3 size). They far exceeded my hopes!
Zoe has even submitted two photos to our annual shire photography competition - something she wouldn't even have noticed was being run had she not had her photographic senses awakened. In addition to Autumn Trees she submitted this one:
|Zoe - Beyond the Park Bench|
These were my other submissions:
|Jeneta - Christmas|
|Jeneta - Sledding Fun|
Just in case you were wondering, the child in this photo (Zoe) was perfectly fine!