Yesterday my kids and I had a Dance Party! I have no how my kids came up with this, but the newest thing at our house it to lay down a blanket as a "dance floor" and then turn on some music. Let the jumping and jiving begin!
Dash has eclectic taste... the Spotify playlist I keep for him is all over the place! Examples: Ode to Joy and Owl City, Shake Your Sillies Out and Frank Sinatra, the Mexican Hat Dance and Coldplay. He keeps adding to his favorite playlist, and it keeps getting better and better.
Here's that tongue again:
This has got to be one of my favorite pictures ever:
Seriously, this child came from me? 🙂
When in doubt, a dish towel makes a great partner...
When did my child learn to break dance?
I danced with the kids a lot, but only remembered to get a picture at the end, with all my un-showered pj glory. No judgey.
My kids think the camera remote is the coolest thing ever!
I am trying to just play with my kids more, without a timeline or agenda, and this was a great memory for me. There will definitely be more dance parties in our future!
Which picture is your favorite?
And what could be better than a cougar blanket (well, a blanket representing a team that didn't lose last night, but we won't talk about it).
Seriously! Gosh, I hope you didn't stay up and watch it live in your time zone, it was late even for us!
Elizabeth B says
Oh my gosh these are so fantastic! Haha I couldn't help but smile and laugh while looking at the pictures. What settings do you have your camera on to take such clear movement pictures inside?
Thanks! They actually did make me laugh out loud the first time I saw them. Here are the settings for these pictures:
ISO 1600 (pretty high- I can see grain, but most people wouldn’t)
f/2 (a wide open aperture)
1/1000, 1/1600, or 1/2000 of a second (all very fast shutter speeds)
I don’t know how much you understand about how a camera works, but the short answer is that the very low number for the aperture lets in a ton of light, and then a very fast shutter speed freezes that action. This is made possible because of my high ISO, which means I made my light sensor more sensitive to the available light.
You probably have the lens that came on your camera (most likely a 3.5-5.6 kit lens), which won’t open up as wide as mine. I purposely use this lens for indoor photography to allow tons of light into my camera (shooting at f/2 lets in almost four times the amount of light that f/3.5 lets in).
Well, Kids love to dance, and parents should encourage the activity because it’s one of the most enjoyable ways for people of all ages.
Plus dancing creates some great pictures. That one of Dash has to go into the "embarrass him at his wedding " file. You have one of them, I assume 🙂
These are wonderful! I would love to use one of these on a facebook event invite for a virtual dance party. Is that ok if I give you photo credits in the event description? Please let me know. Thank you so much!