I love reading Ashley Campbell’s blog. I’ve been reading it for years. I adore Ashley’s amazing photos of her family and how she captures the essence of them so well. I always come away from reading her blog feeling inspired to take more every day photos of my family. I often forget to bring the camera out and capture those simple, normal, every day pieces of life. I’m trying to do more of that, and it’s mostly because of Ashley.
I was so inspired by this post of Ashley’s that I read a few days ago. I thought it was a brilliant idea to focus on one thing to tell a story. In this case, feet. I tucked the idea away in my mind to pull out sometime.
Yesterday my mother-in-law, my two sisters-in-law, our children and I headed to the park for the day. I grabbed my camera, because taking photos of children at play is one of my favorite photography subjects. Halfway through the morning I remembered Ashley’s post and how I wanted to use her idea, so I began to change my perspective and started trying to capture our day by photographing the feet of my kids and nieces and nephews as they enjoyed their day.
I know I’m nowhere nearly as talented of a photographer as Ashley is, but I ended up loving these photos so much that i decided I’d share them here with you in hopes that it inspires you to try a different perspective in your photography.
This was so much fun that I know I will have to do it again! Not only did it stretch me creatively, but I love how it captures the story in a unique way. It was fun to try out new angles. Lots of times I jus set my camera down on the ground and snapped away.
Thank you, Ashley, for the fun photo tip!