Autumn Days

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A portrait of our children, once a week, every week in 2015

Last year I had every intention to take photos of our darlings daily, even weekly, I even committed to a weekly photo link up. Like many good intentions I managed a little, in fits and starts. Part of my struggle is online security, I worry about over sharing.  So then I do a circle and try to commit to just being private and not posting, but this meant I take even less photos, I’m a person who works best with deadlines. So back to sharing here.In a desire to improve my photography skills I signed up last year for an online photography course with Please Don’t Say Cheese and I’m learning so much, particularly now as I’m delving deeper into the lessons. I’m now chatting about metering, aperture, iso, shutter speed and depth of field.  Don’t I sound knowledgeable?;-) Well I sound smarter than I really am, but I’m slowly ‘clicking’ (pun intended) as the lessons are very well explained and really the most important detail is to put the information to use and practise, practise, practise. I’m also muttering about how my compact camera is limiting and won’t let me do what I want, but by the same token I’m discovering it can do much more than I realised.I’m on a deadline to complete the course by April, so be prepared for a deluge of children cuteness. If  pics of my children are not interesting for you, and I get that it may not be, I really do, click away and come on back later.

Last week we attended our niece’s wedding, and enjoyed a few days away together, just PC and I and our baby. The reception was held at a beautiful venue, the Golf Club of Mollymook on the South Coast, overlooking the ocean.


Ah two sisters, Princess and Bella, a rare moment of stillness. Such a busy girl.


Action in motion, trampoline stunts a part of everyday life


and a great way to burn off energy.

13 Responses

  1. Great photos of your beautiful and happy kids!

  2. I love the photo of Princess and Bella. Beautiful!

    • Theresa
      That was a funny moment, I was practising taking shots of Princess for my course and Bella came along and 'plonked' down.

  3. I've just completed an online photography course and photography has now taken over my life just a little! It's a very worthwhile art form to learn more about – very rewarding.

    • Kelly
      You understand:):) I have to watch myself, worried I may talk too much and send people glassy eyed, giggle. Who did you do your course with? Are you doing it daily?

    • I did the course with The Photography Institute. No, I didn't work on it every day but tried to do a little most days because I like to finish things quickly (otherwise I might leave them unfinished!)
      I've also joined the 365 Project, which is encouraging me to get the camera out every day and try to take a good photo!

  4. This will be lots of fun for you, Erin. Glad you are enjoying the photography course. x

  5. Beautiful photos of your beautiful family!! More please 😀

  6. Well the photography course is paying off. Those pics are fantastic. The trampoline one is my favourite. Great action shot!!!

    • Thanks Renee:) The funny thing is the more you work on a craft the more critical you become of yourself. Practise does indeed make perfect.

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