Sneaking upstairs

She snuck upstairs while there was a Watch Me Whip dance party going on downstairs. Typically, she likes to Whip and Nae Nae with the best of them, but on this day she chose the calm. I would choose the calm with headphones. Also, my kids need a new dance song. Please…give me some new recommendations. I CAN NOT handle any more duffing, legs breaking or superman-ing!

50mm, ISO 100, 1/200, f/2.8

CSDrawing-0150mm, ISO 250, 1/200, f/2.8 ~ 50mm, ISO 250, 1/200, f/2.8CSDrawing-0250mm, ISO 100, 1/250, f/2.8CSDrawing-12These pictures are an excerpt of a new lesson I wrote for the SnapShop site. I’ll be adding several new lessons this month. If you are already a member, you can access it on the homepage. It is a case study lesson on how I approached capturing her…how I thought through lighting, composition, metering, etc. There are several other pictures walking you through it all.

For those that are not members, I will continue to include my camera settings on various posts here as so many of you have told me you like seeing those. Don’t worry, they won’t disappear now that I have a new photography site!

header-01Starting tomorrow morning, I’ll be posting daily for the next week. I’ve been a bit sporadic lately, so I thought I’d give you a heads up to check here daily. My oldest will also be guest posting!

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  • Heather - My kids beg constantly for the song “Shut up and Dance” by Walk the Moon. It has a GREAT dance beat! They also love anything by Pentatonix or Queen and Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond and, of course, Shake it off. It looks like a very strange mix now when I put it down in writing…but we have fun!

  • Rae - Little One’s not little anymore. Bittersweet. <3

  • Emil - I have a playlist on spotify called “kitchen dancing” with some rotating songs and some that have remained in heavy rotation for a while. One of the most recent is “Better when I’m dancing” by Meghan Trainor (?) – it’s from the Peanuts Movie and it’s hard to be still when it’s on. Also popular – “Miss Alyssa” by the Eagles of Death Metal, and of course “Uptown Funk”, which I’m sure you’re familiar with as it was inescapable last summer. Happy Dancing!

  • lydia - My kids have been rockin’ their high tops and boombox to Ashlyne Huff’s Let It Out. I could do without the album cover from iTunes, but otherwise we love it. A loud speaker and disco ball for a kitchen dance party don’t hurt either! πŸ˜‰

  • lydia - I forgot Shakira’s Waka Waka, This Time for Africa. We do our chores to that one. Everyone picks up the pace and it’s a miracle to get six kids, ages 12 and under to work so happily!

  • Melissa - Different Drum by Blanca is our family favorite song!

  • melissa - My kids are into Go Noodle.com. It’s a website with silly songs. They are super silly, but at least it’s not the same song over and over!!

  • Bethany - I second the recommendation for Go Noodle! Cute, fun, funny and quick!

  • Jessica - What about the Cupid Shuffle?

    It’s a dance crazy from a few years ago, but will keep them dancing!

  • the inadvertent farmer - ‘Shake’ by Mercy Me is my kids’ favorite dance/sing song right now! Kim

  • lynsey - The Gummy Bear Song. I find myself singing it all the time. I know the teachers play it at school too.

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