with Courtney Slazinik
Details, Details, Details

I am still amazed at how quickly things change. I can’t believe Kate is 3.5 years and Emma will be 2 yrs in March. Everyone with kids has heard “They grow up so fast!” Isn’t that the truth? One of the things I love to photograph are the details of their childhood. Sometimes thats means objects in their lives but other times it is their small details. Even if you don’t have children you can see capture the details in your life. I think sometimes we get so busy trying to capture a great portrait that we forget to focus on the little things.

Details to capture:
– Hands
– Feet
– Eyelashes
– Toys
– Books
– Eyes
– Messes

Take some time this week to capture the little things you love about your loved ones.

  • December 27, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    Oh, I love the details,especially the picture of the eyelashes. So sweet and so true.

    The lighting is great. I need to find better light in my house. It is so hard, because Florida sun is crazy bright.

    BTW, I am planning to post the top 10 on Thursday, so pass the word. I posted a little announcement on my blog, so hopefully people will join in. I have not received all of the child photos and I don’t have internet access on my lap top (right now), so I may just make a simple one.

  • December 27, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    Great photos. I love capturing the small details. They make the best pictures!

  • December 27, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    Great photos. Can’t wait to capture the small things this week.

  • December 27, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    LOVE the third shot. Something so beautiful about the contrast of skin age.

  • Cassie
    December 27, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    I loved all the shots but I especially liked the picture of your daughter getting her nails painted by her Grandma. That is a great memory. Thanks for sharing.

  • December 28, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    looking forward to restarting my project 365 again also – I stopped about sept last year but i regret it now –
    looking forward to linking up with you in the new year

    • December 30, 2010 at 5:24 PM

      We can encourage each other to finish :O)

  • December 30, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    Thanks for your comments on my blog Courtney! I love the feel of your blog and I really feel I can ask you anything. I have been reading about focusing and trying to nail my focus a bit better. I feel like I have an artistic eye and like you, I like to capture the details BUT I am not so good at getting them in focus!! Aggghh!!! I guess it will just take time and practise. Where can I post pics for you to critique or do you prefer to have them emailed? I love, love, love all of your pics in this post. Funny I have been taking quite a few of the toys strewn around too. I took quite a few of the kids feet which I used in my annual Shutterfly book. Love this post, keep it up!

    • April 28, 2011 at 12:48 PM

      You can either email me or post them in the “I Learned” each Thursday for more critiques than just mine! Can’t wait to see your photos!!

  • January 10, 2011 at 4:47 AM

    Oh how fun! I have to do this! :)

  • Linda
    September 16, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Thanks so much for the information on details. Love taking pictures of my grand-toddler. I “pinned” a link to this article.

    • Courtney
      September 25, 2012 at 7:15 PM

      Thank you!

  • Katrina
    February 16, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Great reminder to not overlook the “little” things (you know, the things I already miss about my older kids… but still have time to capture with my younger ones).

  • Juanita
    February 24, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Thank you for the great ideas, looking do forward to my next visit with grand kids to try your tips out. Love taking pictures but very much a beginner, live it when I get that 1 special one if I am lucky once a year.

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