Mamahood Among Other Things

Mamahood, Among Other Things...has a bit of everything --life in Hong Kong, tales of a 8yo boy who has revoked my kissing privileges, tales of 6yo precious darling diva who has funny dreams of puppies stepping all over her underwear...

Buckeroomama is a winner of Top 25 Photographer Moms - 2013

Do you have any good tips for teaching children about photography?

Just give them a camera (a point-and-shoot to begin with) and give them free rein. You'd be surprised at what they could capture and how! Give them simple assignments --e.g. Today, let's take pictures of things that begin with S (or all things yellow)... and let them have fun.

Where is your favorite place to take photographs?

Anywhere with good natural light... with a "clean" background. I love taking pictures in open areas or at the beach (when there are not too many people about).

What's a creative tip for taking good photographs of children?

Not exactly a "creative" tip... but I find that be their shadow.helps --i.e., getting them to be comfortable around you enough to simply go about doing what they do, without being self-conscious. Engage them, if you can, but not too much. Just let them be... and shoot away. The best photos I get of my children are the ones where they are simply being themselves, doing whatever it is that they do.