I love taking photos. Landscapes, people, nature, close-ups of any kind, and of course, my favorite “drive-by” photos. Recently, a friend of mine had a baby and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to take some photos of her baby bump (which we did), and then the baby was born, and I became obsessed with shooting her little feet. Foot fetish? I wouldn’t go that far, but I mean, look at these adorable, soft, perfect little feet.
Turns out this was to be a little feat of my own. I wanted to expand my photography style and I had never had this opportunity before – well not with a DSLR anyway. After the first baby bump shoot I felt accomplished. I also wish I had mastered some of the Photoshop-type programs out there, but …) I did what I could do mostly manually.
I learned a lot – mostly that being the artist, you’ve got to have some “control” over your shoot – where to put the subject, the lighting, the set-up, etc. Anytime I get to learn something new, I’m all in. Props are a huge help – the right outfit, the right settings and backgrounds. I also learned that unlike antique buildings, babies don’t sit still, even when they’re still half-asleep. Hats off to Anne Geddes who makes baby photography look so seamless and dare I say easy, but I’m learning, and I’m proud of my work. Of course, this is only day 11 in her very new life, I didn’t expect her to be a pro either. Just getting her little feet in focus was a feat in and of itself – my little feat.