I've always loved candid photos of kids. I used to be able to get good shots with my old, manual-everything, film camera. But who can afford to take 100 pictures in film these days, then wait for developing, only to find out there are only two usable ones in the batch? Our point- and-shoot digital was getting me down because the lag time in focusing meant I was missing everything I wanted to capture. And so, finally, I got a d-SLR camera in April, and I've been taking hundreds of pictures a week since, trying to learn the ropes.
In this vein, OHmommy has a little challenge going on over at Classy Chaos. To help us all become better photographers, the first task she has set is to take pictures of our kids' heads, preferably from above. Here are my efforts. The first is a shot I took since she issued the challenge; the second I took last week, but it's by far the best recent head shot of Son, so I'm including it too.
If you want to try it yourself, it's a great experiment. Put up your photos, and be sure to link up on OHmommy's Mr. Linky so she can see them too.