I was recently lucky enough to participate in Capturing ChildhoodsCollect the Moments photography coarse. I won a voucher for the coarse so I was a little under prepared for it, but despite some difficult family events in the middle of the coarse, I really enjoyed it.
The weekly class format introduces different topics over 6 weeks and sets assignments for you to complete each week. The Kats' provide additional information and prompts every few days as well as feedback on my photos, which kept me motivated. The coarse Flicker and Facebook groups gave me the opportunity to get in touch with other coarse participants, which I found really fun and motivating. I lagged behind in the later assignments but was still able to complete the assignments in my own time.
While I use a simple point and shoot camera rather that a DSLR, I still found the coarse useful. It has encouraged me to pick up my camera more and think about what I want to capture before I start snapping away. It hasn't made my kids sit still for any longer so I can try and get the perfect shot, but I'm still trying!
Go to Capture the Moments if you would like to find out more and once again thanks Kat and Kat I loved it.
It has been months since I have posted and what a few months we have had. Aussie Dads' father has been unwell for sometime with his family (including Aussie Dad) caring for him at his home on the south coast. As a result Aussie Dad was away for weekends regularly throughout the first half of the year.
The boys Grandpa was in his mid 80's but had been in relatively good health until this year so it was very sad when he passed away at the end of May. Since then I seem to have had little time or motivation to blog much.
We have been staying close to home but planning some holidays for later in the year. The boys are as busy (and noisy) as ever but each growing and changing in their own unique way. I have been trying (and mostly failing during this winter weather) to keep up some type of exercise, but I have completed a couple of online courses which I have enjoyed. I hope to post about a couple of them shortly. Hope to see you in this space again soon.
PS these photos were taken a couple of weeks ago in Fremantle.