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October 24, 2010

Family Matters – Picture Fall, day 24

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 4:43 pm
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The prompt from our instructor struck a chord with me.  She said, “If it wasn’t for the self-timer, I wouldn’t be in any of the photos of my family.”  That is so true, isn’t it, photographer friends?  We usually prefer to be behind the camera, rather than in front of it.  Sometimes, though, I look at pictures of a family vacation or event, and wish that I was included as part of the action.  As a result, usually the only pictures of me are posed ones that I have wrangled the family into doing or on the rare occasion that my husband grabs the camera and sneaks in a few candid shots.  Anyway, today’s prompt requires  the family photographer to get in the picture and show our family unit.  My family has been pretty understanding through my recent photo-mania.  Thank you, family, for putting up with all my picture taking and time spent in front of the computer editing and blogging.  I love you very much!

Picture Fall, Day 24


  1. Aww, CUTE picture! It has love and fun written all over it 🙂

    Comment by thedailyclick — October 24, 2010 @ 5:10 pm | Reply

    • Thank you! Surprising how much work this “fun” picture turned out to be!

      Comment by Karma — October 25, 2010 @ 11:51 am | Reply

  2. self timer pictures are the BEST! 🙂

    Comment by Rebekah — October 24, 2010 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for stopping by the blog, Rebekah!

      Comment by Karma — October 25, 2010 @ 11:51 am | Reply

  3. Oh how wondermous to see all of you and your bright, smiling faces! You guys truly are splashed with love and fun! 🙂

    Comment by Cindy Lou — October 24, 2010 @ 5:37 pm | Reply

    • I love the fact that all of us were actually home together to get the shot done. That can unfortunately be a rare occasion!

      Thanks, Cindy!

      Comment by Karma — October 25, 2010 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  4. This is so fun and happy! Love it!

    Comment by Becky Sue — October 24, 2010 @ 5:41 pm | Reply

  5. This is such a beautiful photo. You should definitely frame this one. Love it!!!

    Comment by Andrea — October 24, 2010 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

    • Yes, this could end up going into a frame – or maybe a Christmas card!
      Thank you, Andrea.

      Comment by Karma — October 25, 2010 @ 11:53 am | Reply

  6. This came out great!
    I’m surprised though that there isn’t a blur of dog fur running by or knocking over the tripod! I’m going to assume the four legged family members were locked up in the house! I can just picture you setting timer, running to your designated spot, and the dogs thinking WHAT A FUN GAME THIS IS!…GET HER!

    Comment by renae — October 24, 2010 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Renae.
      Honestly I am surprised that there aren’t dogs in the shot. They were both outside watching the goings-on. I think it would have been great if they had decided to jump into the shot.

      Comment by Karma — October 25, 2010 @ 11:54 am | Reply

  7. What a sweet shot, Karma! Yep, I am usually not seen but once in awhile I show up. 🙂

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — October 25, 2010 @ 10:14 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Scott. It is good for the family photogs to show up every now and then – we are part of the family too, afterall.

      Comment by Karma — October 25, 2010 @ 11:55 am | Reply

  8. LOL… Oh I soooo know that feeling… I’m not sure I appear in ANY holiday snaps and the like… The only shots I’m in ever are ones I’ve set up myself… Ah well, it’s best for everyone though if I’m t’other side of the lens… lol… You sure did capture a real fun shot though… It’s defo a winner… 🙂

    Comment by FS Photography — October 25, 2010 @ 1:07 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Brian.
      I’m sure your family wouldn’t mind if you got into a few shots. And the ones that you take of your “mini-me” are always so clever and funny!

      Comment by Karma — October 25, 2010 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

  9. Very cute! Definitely Christmas card worthy.

    Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — October 25, 2010 @ 1:37 pm | Reply

    • Thanks! I guess you’ll find out if I decide to do that!

      Comment by Karma — October 25, 2010 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

  10. Sympa de te voir avec ta famille 🙂 j´aime beaucoup cette image naturelle et pleine de joie. Il faut que je pense á utiliser le timer moi aussi !

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — October 25, 2010 @ 2:17 pm | Reply

    • Merci, Isa. I understood your comment, but I believe I am too tired this evening to compose my response en francais. I’m glad you like the photo of the family, and I hope that you will use your self-timer sometime soon!

      Comment by Karma — October 25, 2010 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

  11. Wonderful family portrait! I think this is one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. You all look like you’re having fun. 🙂

    I don’t show up much in photos, either. I try to remedy that every now and then. Otherwise, it might be as if I never existed.

    Comment by Robin — October 25, 2010 @ 3:18 pm | Reply

    • Thank you. If you could have seen the eye rolling and heard the huge sighs involved in getting this shot! You might think I was asking them to run across a bed of hot coals!
      It is true – you can feel like you don’t exist when you are the family photog!

      Comment by Karma — October 25, 2010 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

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