This month Tots100 has teamed up with Printerpix to celebrate family photography, and give away a fantastic prize to one lucky blogger - a brand new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 bridge camera plus memory card, worth £500 - plus another £100 to spend on the Printerpix website!
I have never been a photographer but since I started blogging and joining in with Project 365 I have learnt so much about lighting, techniques, looking at backgrounds, clutter etc etc. and now actually enjoy taking pictures of weird and wonderful things from numbers on lamp posts to light shining through the ice on the wind screen of my car when I go out to defrost it, as well as hundred of pictures of the children that make memories.
The criteria for this competition is;
HOW TO ENTERHas having children inspired you to pick up your camera more often?We’d like you to publish a photo of your family on your blog, with a description of the story behind your photo. Your post could be happy, sentimental, or make us laugh – we are looking for photos that do a great job of capturing a memory.Your photo can be in one of four categories:
- Babies under 2
- Children aged 2-4
- Children aged 5+
- Family portraitsYour post must be previously unpublished
So I had a look through my vast array of photographs and really liked this one.
This picture was taken in April 2011 and for those of you that have followed me since the beginning will recognise it as my original blog heading picture.
It was taken at our local country estate. The adult in the picture is Philip Noble Philip has a website called bubble strings which you can see here.
The video that is on Philips site was shot in the same field as we are in here
We saw Philip training one day and we were fascination and in awe at what he does. We spoke to him and he told us he trained every Tuesday in the same place - for ever now known as bubble man's field by us. We arranged with Philip to take the children along initially just to watch him, but they had a brilliant time with him spending over an hour helping them blow bubbles, there was a lot of laughter to be had. A one off experience for them and us.
|Fifi making the bubble that Bob was trying to blow and Philip catching.|
This post is Elaine's entry into the Printerpix Photo competition
I am entering the Children age 5+ category.