Make it Monday: Collect the Moments

July 9, 2012

I have just finished my six week photography e-course, Collect the Moments from Capturing Childhood.

It delivered everything that I expected, lessons on light, composition, framing and angles and capturing movement.

But the course itself was so much more than that. It opened my eyes to the beauty in our every day life. It made me think about family, and what it means to me. It made me think of us as a group and as individuals. I have taken photos that encompass all of our personalities, the good bits and the difficult bits and everything in between.

It has made me think about what I record about my children and our lives. It made me consider my responsibility as a keeper of records and maker of traditions. It was just the perfect thing for me at the moment. It helped me find the happiness in my days when I was feeling so down.

I really enjoyed it and I hope that there will be courses in the future that I can join. There was a great atmosphere of support and sharing and community as well through Facebook and Flickr.

Here are some of my favourite shots from the past six weeks.

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