Description It's so hard to capture any picture of my daughter (she reacts so negatively when I get out a camera that it makes me wonder if she fears that I'm "stealing her soul" when I take her picture), but yesterday during the rain I was able to get this one of her playing with her umbrella in the drops. Its already one of my favorites that I've taken of it -- it just captures her worries and fears; her joy and wonder.
Paul Armstrong, Ohio Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement 'm a husband, a father, a slacker, a writer, a dreamer, a worshiper, a seeker, a finder, a keeper, a holder, a wiseacre, a tall and troublesome curmudgeon.
My journey into photography developed more seriously toward the end of 2005, after purchasing my a Canon 20D. At the time I didn't feel the nip and bit of the bug, but I was infected. Now I have 4 lenses (18-55mm, 24-70mm, 70-300mm, 18-200mm) a Canon Speedlight 580EX flash, 4 White Lightning lights, stands, diffuser, light box, and numerous and sundry props.
If I have any personal "style" to my photography, it is in finding humor and drama in people and life. I'm still exploring this life and this new medium. I find that things aren't always as serious as we conjure, and that laughter bonds us more than politics or beliefs. I find it easier to experiment on myself to see what I can accomplish and achieve.