.... get a tripod.
I was more than a little impressed with Marlene's Lil L's photography skills. Have a gander here. Not bad for a 7 year old eh? So I thought, let's get my 7 year old Ben in on the act and test out his skills too. Hmmm.
Like his dad, he seems rather focused on my chest.
As you can see. He needs a little more practice. Hopes veritably dashed for my own willing photographer who doesn't roll his eyes when asked to take a photo (yes I'm talking about you - Grumps).
Anyway, I thought I'd give the tripod a go. The tripod I got several months ago, took out of it's box, set it up, played with it for about 10 minutes and then abandoned in the dining room because I'm just plain lazy and it's much easy to take a photo infront of your mirror. I've been doing this mirror photo thing for a year now so I can honestly say, I'm a dab hand at mirror photos. But not so much at the tripod thing. But I gave it a shot and it wasn't all bad. Yes, of course I had to have a bit of a mess around but you would too wouldn't you?
Tentative first photo - posing comes naturally - NOT.
It's much easier if you lark around. Ta-dah!
And then the wind picked up ....
and it got windier ....
.... and windier
... and really cold and so I headed back in.
So I have to say, it wasn't too bad. It was in focus. And as you can see from that distance, you can't see the grey's in the hair or the wrinkles. Bonus. Now where is that wide angle lens function on my camera which Marlene is always on about which helps you drop a dress size? And is there another function which helps you grow about a foot? Or am I asking too much here?
For the beady eyed amongst you, you may have noticed that I seem to have lost my tabs at the top of my page which I seem to have bogged up when trying to set up a link to a new page. It will be back soon. I hope.
Update : It's fixed. Hurrah.