We had a fabulous Father's Day. We spent the morning feasting on homemade belgian waffles with fresh raspberries and whipped cream and then spent the afternoon going to church, napping and bestowing gifts on my husband, Matt. We spent the evening visiting my dad for dinner and Matt's dad for dessert. We're so incredibly lucky to have both set of parents so close by.
This father's day I was particularly excited to give a special gift to my dad.
A couple of months ago I took a trip down to Arizona to visit my grandparents (my dad's parents) and much of my extended family. While there, I sat out on their back porch and looked around at everything--an old stool my dad had made when he was little, weird peacocks hanging on the white brick wall, my grandpa's dusky blue Corvair, and the ripe tangerines drooping from the tree. I immediately thought to myself, "Oh my gosh...I want to remember these things." I want to remember EVERY detail of the house in Arizona that I loved to visit--the house my dad grew up in.
And it's because of memories like these, my friends, that I am so passionate about photography. So this is what my dad received from me in a simple black frame:
Technical Details: Photos taken with Canon 40d, 50mm f/1.8 lens; ISO 200, f/1.8, various shutter speeds
It's obvious that we need to take pictures of the people in our lives, but don't forget the details you want to remember. Take a picture of what you had for breakfast this morning. Take a picture of the front of the supermarket you shop at most. Take a picture of that beautiful flower popping up in your front yard. I promise you won't regret it.
Oh, and this is what else My dad got from me:
Technical Details: Photos taken with Canon 40d, 50mm f/1.8 lens; ISO 200, f/5.0, 1/250 sec
Oh how I love these grandparents of mine.
And here's a little something for you...a free download of the Photoshop template I used to create the above collage. Go crazy, have fun, and if you're so inclined, please share what you have created with it HERE!
Simply adjust your photos to fit over the black squares and replace the text with your own. I think the fonts I used are pretty standard in Photoshop (I used Orator Std and CODY). But if you don't have those, feel free to replace it with whatever font(s) you'd like.