Week in The Life 2012 :: Sunday, 4/29
I woke up this morning with the urge to grab my camera and shoot me in bed — not really wanting to get up for work. Then it hit me — the week of hyper documenting + photographing is over. Over. Then I make my way to the living room and spot Samuel on the recliner. He gives me a grin and goes about eating his breakfast + pointing to a bike in a book + repeating “biiiiiiiiii” (bike). I felt myself reaching for the camera but then stopped myself to enjoy this moment.
I could not help but feel a bit naked today. My 5-lb camera has been attached to my side for the last 7 days but today, it sits on our kitchen island, taking a breather. It got a good workout last week.
Total number of photos this weekend: 306 (Saturday) + 307 (Sunday). I have way too many photos to go through. Why so many photos? First, I used a remote for self-timer photos, so it’s pretty easy to shoot multiples. I occasionally erase the images that I don’t like right away, but I often wait to do it on the computer. I can’t always tell if an image is out of focus or not on the camera screen. Second, I had the camera on continuous shooting mode for most of the weekend to shoot images of a fast moving toddler. Third, I can not seem to get the focus right with the flash, so I often shoot multiple images with the flash. I prefer not to use the flash, but evening shots with a toddler becomes frustrating without it. I really need to buckle down this summer and learn how to use the flash.
I shoot with a Canon 7D. For all of the images this week, I used a 24-70 mm lens and a Canon Speedlite 580EX II external flash (mainly for indoor, evening photos). I have a tripod, but I did not use it at all this week. I find it cumbersome for a project such as this. My self-portraits were mostly taken with a remote with the camera sitting on the floor, books, boxes, counters, benches, etc.