Monday, October 20, 2008
This morning Charlotte and I attended a mOMArt class at the Orlando Museum of Art. There were quite a lot of mommies and babies ranging from 6 to 18 months old. Melissa, Kristen, Melanie and Angela from our M&M Group also attended. The Director first took the group into one of the galleries and gave us examples of portraits, talking to us about the evolution of skill, subject matter and colors. It was really interesting and included some beautiful examples. After the brief history of portraiture the group strolled over to Lock Haven Park to meet with professional photographer Katie Meehan. Katie gave a brief seminar on taking photograph portraits of our children. It was such a beautiful day to spread out a blanket and enjoy the shade and breeze. Katie gave us great tips about camera use, overuse of flash, location, set up, subject and perspective. I really learned a lot. Then Katie did mini photo shoots with the babies. Charlotte loved being outside and had fun examining the grass and leaves. She was her usual quite self, just taking everything in. These are some of the photos I took, trying to use Katie’s tips. The professional photos will be available soon for purchase and I will try to post those when I get them.