When I was younger, I used to HATE posing for pictures. I also used to always forget to get my camera out when I was out on expeditions…
Both of these things hold true till date. It’s a pity because I’m often in these incredible places, and while I’m experiencing the situation 100% when I come back home I always think to myself- I really wish I had taken more pictures.
Thankfully, my father LOVES to take pictures. Once we started going out on expeditions together, he found an extremely unwilling subject to practice his artistic skills on.
I now present to you….
The 7 types of pictures Dad takes – A Series.
- The Extreme Close Up
For some reason, my father LOVES to take extreme close ups. In this picture, we’re on a sea kayaking expedition to Greenland. I still know very little about photography, but I’m thinking he could have moved a little bit further away for this one.
- The Unhappy Deeya Picture
Another classic in Dad’s repertoire, he loves to take pictures when I’m in a “mood” aka if I’m a little grumpy . He thinks it’s the best way to cheer me up. (To be fair sometimes when I see how funny I look- it totally works)
- The Classic With Prop Picture
Sometimes to supplement his artistic vision, Dad will ask me to pose with a wide variety of props. In this picture, I don’t think I was really feeling the whole paddle thing.
- The Funny (?) Sign
My father LOVES signs. I am often made to pose with any sign that is even vaguely funny.
- First Thing when I wake up
Dad usually tends to wake up about half an hour before me on expeditions (logistics are just easier when you’re sharing a tiny tent). He inevitably decides to take pictures of me just as I get up.
- When my face is ENTIRELY covered pictures
Often accompanied with dad making a “smile for the camera” joke.
- The GEMS
But all things said and done, I’m so grateful to have my own personal photographer on expeditions. What are your favourite pictures from this series?