First day of school–When I worked at the newspaper, every fall at the start of the new school year, I could always count on being sent to illustrate/document this. Just how big a deal is this day, I can’t say for you. I was lucky to be able to be there for my son’s 1st day in Kindergarten.
Previously I mentioned when you took on the title family documentarian or family photographer, you will have to sacrifice a little for your art.
What? You think your spouse is going to let it slide when she could have bought herself an expensive pair of shoes, some shiny rocks or designer purse, instead of letting you have that digital SLR?
How about if you very cunningly introduce her to photography as well?
Goal– Not the sharpest picture I’ve taken, but given the circumstances, I am thankful I have it.I’m sure my son thinks so.Â If there is a downside to not working at the newspaper, it’s not having access to long lenses. Shooting soccer without at least a Â 400mm can be a challenge because there is so much clutter in the background and the action is usually far away. For that reason pros who shoot soccer usually use 2 camera bodies. One with the long telephoto on a monopod and a 2nd body with a 70 -200 zoom.
As the â€œphotographerâ€ in the family, we often have to â€œtake one for the team.â€
By that I mean, â€œweâ€ often don’t get to just enjoy the moment as a spectator.
It’s worse if you’re the coach and you’re trying to photograph the game as well.
Been there and done that.
By the end of the game, my brain is totally fried from the multi-tasking.