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    Quote Originally Posted by ted_smith View Post
    I feel wounded.

    I feel that with the exception of holiday periods, my days of adventure are behind me...at least until they are old enough to come with me and trek 15 miles. So about another 9 years then!

    Enjoy the 1 week period between when they're old enough to do it and then when they're old enough not to want to do it.

    Seriously, if they're motivated (i.e. something they find interesting and not forced upon them) you'd be surprised how much they can handle at a young age.

    Oh, by the way, your parents probably did tell you, but you weren't listening. (again )
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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    Kids - nobody told me it would be this hard...on me or my photography trips!

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Same with me. At 15 one of mine is less willing... and miss having him as a frequent photographic subject a lot. Rocks, trees, and abandon buildings just aren't as much fun.
    Put him in some cool clothes and bing him to an abandoned building and tell him of he does this and posts the pics on Facebook that all the girls will want him...


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    Ha ha. The scary thing is that he doesn't need my help to get the attention of girls, and he never has.

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    Kids - nobody told me it would be this hard...on me or my photography trips!

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Ha ha. The scary thing is that he doesn't need my help to get the attention of girls, and he never has.
    Oi!


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    Kids, once my wife and I found out what caused them, we stopped
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    Enjoy them while you can. They're worth every bit of effort you put into them, and when they grow up, the things they remember about their younger years won't be the things you remember. Your life is changing, yes, but many of the things you did before, you can do with children...just at a slower pace. And all those things you *didn't* get to do as a kid yourself, well, this is the perfect excuse to try them! Nobody will say a word when you get up on the merry-go-round to hold your child on :-) They'll probably call you a "good dad".

    ...and kid hugs are the best!

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    Vaughn - that first image is one of my favorite ever.

    I enjoy images of childhood just about as much as anything else there is ... Kids are about as real a subject as you will ever shoot. Do what Suzanne and I do - just turn the camera to them and get some inspiration!

    Mine are 4 and 11 and don't even pause when I pull the car over and exit saying "just one second - have to get a photograph of this"... my husband is even tolerating it now (it only took 15 years).

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    Kids - nobody told me it would be this hard...on me or my photography trips!

    Quote Originally Posted by Katie View Post
    Vaughn - that first image is one of my favorite ever.

    I enjoy images of childhood just about as much as anything else there is ... Kids are about as real a subject as you will ever shoot. Do what Suzanne and I do - just turn the camera to them and get some inspiration!

    Mine are 4 and 11 and don't even pause when I pull the car over and exit saying "just one second - have to get a photograph of this"... my husband is even tolerating it now (it only took 15 years).
    Haha lucky, I've found that my shooting suffers when my GF is with me as I'm rushing and not thinking about the shot like I should. I guess I'll get used to that too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ted_smith View Post
    I feel wounded.

    I'm blessed to have my two young kids - at one point we thought we wouldn't be able to have any. But my god, they're sapping the life out of me. Pre-kids, I used to go to work all week and then get up early at the weekends with my cameras and try and capture some early morning shots out in the great outdoors. I loved it - the morning air, the peace, the sounds of nature and of course the light. But these days (one 4 year old, one 1.5 yrs old), I'm that exhausted at the end of a day that the prospect of ruining my sleep-in the next day (and by sleep-in, I mean 07:00...no later than that unfortunately, no matter what the day of the week is) to get out and capture some photos just doesn't do it anymore. I can't fatham the strength.

    I feel that with the exception of holiday periods, my days of adventure are behind me...at least until they are old enough to come with me and trek 15 miles. So about another 9 years then!

    Photographs of your kids will, in the end, prove to be more valuable to you than anything you leave the house to photograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I doesn't get any easier Ted when they get older, and when they become teenagers they'll tell you brought them up all wrong, but you never stop being a parent and worrying about them no matter how old they get, our sons are middle aged and we still worry.
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