I love to watch the evolution of art work as my boys grow. It wasn’t long ago that heads were bodies and stick like arms and legs protruded from them.
I loved those pictures. Such a lovely reflection of a child’s interpretation of the world.
But I love that the world is seen differently now.
There are eyes, mouths, arms & fingers, legs & toes! People look like people! And Dinosaurs look like dinosaurs! Just check out those scales!I love watching this creative process as it unfolds, especially as each new detail is added. It’s like magic. It’s also love to see Nathaniel’s reaction to his art work – ‘will you take a picture of it mum?’ and the smile on his face tells me he’s proud of what he’s done, and even surprised himself.
I’m really glad I was able to capture these pictures this week of that creative process in action.
My Camera Settings
These images were taken in my office in the early evening. It had been a nice day, and the sun had been strong, but by this time of day the sun was shining on the opposite side of the house. I pulled up my ISO a little to make the most of the light available – ISO 400. My aperture was also quite wide at f/2.2, I wanted to capture the detail and not have everything to soft. I didn’t want to miss seeing the pen in hand and the scene that was being created. My shutter speed, due to the available light was quite low 1/40 of a second. I wouldn’t usually work this slow photographing my boy in action, but because I knew he wasn’t moving too much I felt I could get away with it.