As it is Father’s Day this we are sharing images that celebrate fatherhood. Please do feel free to link up your own fatherhood images too – we would love to see them. We’ve all selected different types of images, which we explain why we took them and how we achieved the shot!
Happy Father’s Day!
My husband is notoriously camera shy but the one time he doesn’t really mind having his photo taken, is when he’s cooking with the kids. He loves to spend time with them, teaching them new foodie things.
I am sharing a picture of my kids with their lovely Dad. I love this image – they were all thrilled with themselves for finished Tough Mudder (well, Mini Mudder for the kids!). This picture was taken in the car park, yet I feel it is a great portrait shot of them all. I managed to do this, by taking it on a low F stop (5.4) and making their faces full frame. Sure, you can see the ugly car blurred in the background but it doesn’t distract from them.
My most favourite shot of Scarlett with her Dad and way before Violet was even thought of. We were in Florida checking out all things Disney and she was absolutely knackered. Skew-whiff sunglasses and just flat out on Dad’s chest really do portray how tired she was. There’s no technicalities here, it was very much a point and capture the moment shot.
This is very much a storytelling image. Taken on one of our many camping adventures up and down the north west coast of Scotland. Taken towards the end of the first day we arrived in Gairloch. The tent is up, the dogs are resting happily in the boot of the car. Football has been played, and now it’s time to calm down a little with a story read by Dad. The low angle of the image includes the viewer in the scene without interrupting what’s happening and mimics the positioning of the subjects – always good when taking candid shots.
I realised something when looking through images for this week’s IOTW. I hardly have any photographs of my dad, which makes me sad. He’s naturally rather shy and was always the one behind the camera as we grew up. But not having photographs of him feels wrong so when I visit this summer I’m going to try to persuade him to let me take more pictures! Happy Father’s Day dad – love you xxx.
I didn’t take this picture, my mum did with Dad’s camera, but it is one of the very rare pictures I have of myself with my dad. I have no idea of the settings etc but my point in making this post (apart from showing my dad off!) is that it is so important to print out the pictures that you love. As technology changes we lose pictures all the time, but if you have them printed out you have them to share forever.