I’m so excited to post the first post in my 5 on 5 Project – a monthly blog circle that shares a story using 5 images. After you finish here, I invite you to please move through the circle and see what these other wonderful storytellers have to share in their slice of life. Check out Jen Faith Brown Photography to see her story.
Summer is very quickly becoming my favorite season. It’s been fun watching my kids conquer fears, live their joys and enjoy the warm air at our favorite evening hangout – Rolling Hills Park. For the first post to this project, I captured the energy, movement and expressions as the kids worked their way around the park.
The swings are always their first stop. He loves it when I tap his feet, like a high 5. She simply wants to go “higher!” and feel the wind in her hair.
He’ll follow her to the moon if she had the notion to go.
But when he finds his own adventures, the glee on his face is remarkable.
Finding her balance and climbing are her latest adventures. This extra fancy teeter-totter is a new obsession.
He practices his numbers as he counts the pads.
I tried to shoot these set of images in a short time frame, keeping these ideas in mind:
- Expressions: The kids love being outside and have so much fun at the park. I focused on their expressions and keep my camera ready.
- Patterns: I like looking for repeating patterns or leading lines. In the last shot, my son was patting his way down the pads. I positioned myself at the end to capture him working his way down.
- Angles: I looked for different angles to shoot from. Shooting from down below to get the height of the swings or shooting at their level to see the world from their perspective.