Mansi & Me
Mansi is my daughter & she is now around 4 years old. You will find significant images of her in my portfolio. She has got very beautiful eyes & charming face. We share a great time while shooting & I really like the way she responds to me. I really love her expressive face.
I am writing this blog because she is the person because of which my interest in photography has been started. If before 3-4 years you asked me anything about photography I may have not able to tell the basics (Even today I am trying to learn those.. ). I was not comfortable with the film cameras. I remember an incidence from my college days while once on a trip the camera was out of photos because the film was not properly fixed in camera.The only thing in my favor was my interest in drawing . I have successfully completed some good drawing courses in childhood.
I bought my first digital camera Nikon 4200 only for taking images of my 6 months old girl. I was really impressed aboutt the digital convenience & the quality of images. I was very well familiar with computer so very soon I became used to the digicam. Meanwhile I came across some online photo competition site Dpchallenge & I begin to realize the manual setting limitation of my camera.
After around 18 months I switched to SONY DSC-H2. I really loved it's optical zoom (12X,6M) & manual features. I read many online articles & try to experiment with all manual features. In this process my photo library was growing with different subject whereas Mansi's images were somewhat in less quantity.
I changed my gear to canon 400D in April's of 2008. This was my first SLR camera & it opened a new doors to quality photography. I realized the difference between the compact & SLR camera.
Well shooting with children is not an easy task. You have to respect their mood & emotions. One has to become their good friend. Some times you have to offer some small gifts. You have to be quick because you really don't know when the desired expression is coming. Children tend to change their facial expression very fast. Different setups develop interest of children for giving various poses in photo shoot. They enjoy it & take it as a fun. There are times when I became angry on her & very soon realize my mistake. I realized that it's very difficult to execute good shots with planning & most nice shots are candid one's.
I will be always thankful to her for turning out my interest in photography even though unknowingly. I know this article is too personal but hope you will like it. Don't forget to leave your comments because it really helps.
If interested see my more work on Mansi at : Mansi Photographs
Enjoy photo shooting with your kids :)
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