An example of what I like to call “Dad Photography.” After you go to the gym, get everyone ready for school, go to work, eat dinner, help with homework, spend some quality time with the kids and collapse… you often don’t have a lot of time left for your photography much less anything else.
The shutterbug-dad-on-the-go has to get his photo opportunities while he can.
On a trip to various museums with my boys this past weekend, we passed a decaying fire hydrant that was in stark contrast to the shiny dome of the state capitol no less than 100 yards away. While we were walking back to our van, I squeezed off a few closeups while the boys beckoned for the sugary sustenance waiting for them in the vehicle.
Could the shot be better? I’m sure with time to work the subject I could have produced a stronger point of interest, but what’s a busy Dad to do when his boys are screaming for their Oreo Snack Packs?
Dad Photography: you get your shots when you can.