>> Thursday, September 15, 2011
Today is my dad's birthday, so it seems like as good a time as any to share some more details about the photo album that I gave him for Christmas.
My dad started to get interested in photography back when I was in high school taking some photography classes. I taught him some of the basics, and he started incorporating the rule of thirds into almost all of his pictures (including lots of off-centered pictures of me at graduation). But since then, he has become a really talented photographer with a great eye for capturing unusual sites around the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina.
Each time I would come to visit, my dad would pull out his camera and to show me his latest pictures. I'd flip through one by one admiring his work on the tiny camera display screen and wonder why he never made prints of any of his photos. Showing them off in this way just didn't do the pictures justice, so I decided that he needed a better way to display them.
After I gave him the book, my husband and I helped my dad pick out all of his favorite photos and we added them to the book with photo corners. He's taken some great photos like the one above where he chose to photograph the back of a statue, or some complex reflected images inspired by my photos of store window reflections. I'm glad that he now has a proper way to display his pictures, and I'm sure he'll soon be ready for a companion album to store his newest shots.