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My Boy and Me – Living Arrows

My Boy and Me – Living Arrows

This week’s Living Arrows is a little different, it’s not very often I appear on these pages as I’m usually the face behind the camera but I’m teaching Tween  how to use a DSLR, or the big one as it’s otherwise known,  as he’s always taking photos of his little brother on his Tablet.  He’s shown an interest in photography, which I’m keen to nourish and took this one as I lay on the bed with the Toddler, singing his favourite tunes while nursing a heavy cold.  It wasn’t one of my finer musical moments which is probably why he was so easily distracted! 




  1. 3rd December 2015 / 8:42 am

    Aww so lovely that he is taking an interest in photography
    A lovely photo

    • 4th December 2015 / 7:10 am

      It is, I do hope he follows on my footsteps, I loved it even at his age.

  2. 3rd December 2015 / 9:43 am

    Awww this is such a beautiful photo of you and the toddler, clearly the tween is a natural behind the camera! xx

  3. 3rd December 2015 / 2:36 pm

    Such a beautiful photo, I do hope you put it on a canvass to show off x

    • 6th December 2015 / 8:12 pm

      thats a lovely idea, think I might just have to do that

  4. Rachael
    3rd December 2015 / 2:50 pm

    stunning picture. i think that you certainly have a talent on your hands x

    • 9th December 2015 / 2:04 pm

      thank you Rachel, I hope he continues to enjoy learning.

  5. Lisa (Travel Loving Family)
    3rd December 2015 / 5:04 pm

    Aw what a lovely photo your eldest has captured of his baby brother:)

  6. 3rd December 2015 / 5:32 pm

    Oh wow, it came out really good,. I am not good with the camera I am even more scared to purchase a DSLR instead I just use my iphone but I agree nurture his interest now.

    • 6th December 2015 / 8:13 pm

      It’s not as hard as you imagine and there’s so much help for using the settings on other blogs and Pinterest.

  7. 3rd December 2015 / 5:46 pm

    That is such a beautiful photo, a real moment captured in time. I think the tween is a natural, definitely worth letting him keep practising.

    • 6th December 2015 / 8:14 pm

      I’m lucky as he enjoys it so it’s not a chore teaching him.

  8. 3rd December 2015 / 9:23 pm

    Fantastic photo, he did a really good job. Its a lovely photo with you in the background really adds to it. You are obviously doing a really good job at teaching him. xx

  9. 3rd December 2015 / 10:06 pm

    What a gorgeous photo! Your toddler is beautiful & it’s lovely to see you in the photo too. I’m loving the snow here, it’s very Christmassy!! x

  10. 3rd December 2015 / 11:09 pm

    For a first attempt your tween has done a fantastic job and I love how he has blurred out the background. I would love an article on how you use a DLSR.

    • 4th December 2015 / 7:08 am

      That’s a good idea, there are some great ones on Pinterest though

  11. 4th December 2015 / 5:26 am

    This is so adorable!! I’m looking forward to more pictures of the toddler xx

    • 4th December 2015 / 7:07 am

      He certainly the most photographed member of the family!

  12. Erin @Yorkshiretots
    4th December 2015 / 7:06 am

    What a lovely photo! How great that you’re helping Tween to develop this talent.

  13. 4th December 2015 / 12:31 pm

    That is a beautiful photo. Looks like Tween has a great eye for photography already!

  14. 4th December 2015 / 1:44 pm

    Tween will be a fantastic photographer, such a naturally beautiful picture. I love how children can inherit their parents talents, be good to see what else Tween captures 🙂 x

    • 4th December 2015 / 2:18 pm

      He’s got a good eye for it and thankfully stopped taking photos of Lego all the time!

  15. Emma T
    4th December 2015 / 2:19 pm

    That’s a lovely photo. Impressive for someone so young. I’m hoping N carries on his interest in using my camera, although at the moment he’s limited to the compact.

    • 6th December 2015 / 8:16 pm

      I think the compact is a good way to start and learn all about composition.

  16. 5th December 2015 / 7:32 am

    I love that he’s showing an interest in photography! That photo is really lovely. I wish u didn’t more time with my ‘big camera’ but I just don’t have the time right now xx

    • 9th December 2015 / 2:02 pm

      I really don’t have the patience with my iPhone and struggle to capture anything half decent!

  17. 5th December 2015 / 6:24 pm

    aww lovely photo. My son has started to want to take photographs. Its a real passion of mine so I hope he follows in my footsteps

    • 5th December 2015 / 9:58 pm

      It’s nice being able to teach them something isn’t it.

  18. 7th December 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Awww beautiful photo! One to treasure for sure. It’s a good idea teaching the teen to use the dslr camera, I might do the same 🙂 xx

    • 7th December 2015 / 10:55 pm

      I think it’s nice for kids to have a go, the younger the better too. We need more young photographers

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