Rebekah and Cilla for a fun lunch date. As I've mentioned, Manny is ALL into climbing now, so he spent a lot of the time trying to crawl up the slide. He could get to the corner, but then it got too steep and he couldn't make it any further. So he would start complaining - I'm not sure if it was because he was mad he couldn't get higher, or if he was scared and didn't know how to get down. Needless to say, I had to go save him a couple of times. That was a sight to see. (Or not.)
This is sweet Cilla. Isn't she the cutest thing?! She is such a doll and just makes me laugh...such a cute little personality.
Okay, on to camera questions. I know I ask questions a lot, but y'all are always so helpful, and I love feedback from real-life people...most of which I don't actually know in real life (though I'd love to), but feel like I do...you get what I mean, right? :) And how was that for a run-on sentence? I digress.
Anyway. I think it's safe to say I've turned into a full on momtographer. No, I really don't know what I'm doing, but I like to pretend. I enjoy taking pictures and learning how to get better shots. I have the most basic DSLR and use my 35mm lens 99% of the time. I love that lens, but definitely miss the zoom factor. I was wondering if anyone has the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens? I've heard good things about that one but just don't know if it's worth it. If you have it, or another lens you love, would you please share about it? Also has anyone ever rented a lens? I have heard of places that do that but would love to know your experiences if you've rented one before.
And finally, any tips or tricks for self-portraits? (And by that, I mean pictures with Manny - don't worry, I'm not going to start modeling for you.) Patrick got me this remote and this tripod for Christmas, but I'm embarrassed to say I've never used them! I tried to snap a picture of Manny and I the other day and ended up with this. It made me realize that I need to start using the equipment I have. So if you have a tripod, how do you get your kid to look at it? Or set the height? Is it a lot of back and forth?
Okay, sorry for all the questions but I really do appreciate your help! And I've heard from some of you that blogger still won't let you comment, so you can always try signing out and commenting anonymously (I've heard that works) or just email me at sjg_ou at yahoo.com. Thanks so much friends! :)