Before Christmas I managed to persuade the boy-child to let me take photos of him to send to his much-loved grandmother (pretty sure he only agreed BECAUSE they were for Grandma).
While my photographic confidence has grown considerably in the last year, taking pictures of people is still way outside my comfort zone. I don’t feel happy pointing a camera at people generally, and actually asking someone to submit to an actual portrait session –aagh! What if the photos are rubbish?
Well, I’m pretty happy with these shots of my son; and I really, really want to be able to work on a photo project that has been fermenting in my mind for a few years which is portrait-based.
So here goes. You’ll notice the optimistic “No. 1” in the title above. With luck (and quite a bit of internalized pep-talking), over the coming year there will be a No. 2 (and 3, 4, etc).