Counting Cheerios by Bethany Deschamp

these days, our mealtime appetizer is cheerios.  she loves munching on them, and it gives me a little added time to prepare her meal, whatever it may be.  i feel like i am constantly counting cheerios.  counting the number that she actually eats and counting the number that she feeds to the dog, patiently waited below her highchair tray.

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because i am obsessed with mason jars, i bought a huge mason far canister to hold her cheerios.   it seems like she is munching on a handful before every meal, so i wanted them to be readily available on the counter to quickly grab and sprinkle a few on her high chair tray.  but having something on my counter means, it has to look nice.  i have an aversion to clutter and stuff on counters, so i like things to look intentional.  and a box of cheerios wasn’t doing it for me.  now this mason jar of cheerios is something that defines our everyday.

in this photo, i wanted to not only photograph my daughter enjoying her cheerio appetizer, but i also wanted to incorporate the jar.  to incorporate the jar, yet keep her as my focal point, i used the jar as an element for framing, framing her between the jar and the dining chair.  my aperture and lens choice (listed below) allowed me to incorporate multiple elements within the same frame and use a creative blur to be intentional with my focal point.

Counting Cheerios by Bethany Deschamp

Counting Cheerios by Bethany Deschamp | Bethadilly Photography

this photo was achieved using : nikon d750 and sigma art 24mm f/1.4 lens.

my settings were : ISO 800 | f/2.2 | 1/100ss

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