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Time for an update: I still use film, though. Not vast quantities, but I have a darkroom, and I'm not afraid to use it.

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Sheer style

23 Mar 2021 8:08AM   Views : 482 Unique : 303


This is a rather short blog, but life is getting busier in the Duder family, as my wife and I discovered on Saturday in a family video call. Slightly more distant relatives and friends may well have picked up the news from Facebook, where the image at the top of the page appeared with the caption ‘The Duders wish to announce that there is a bun in the oven.’

So we’re going to be grandparents for the first time in September if everything goes to plan. Poor little mite, with me for a grandad: stylish as the announcement is, and the parents are, my complete lack of sartorial elegance could easily skip a generation, and visit itself on the grandchild. Mind you, there’s a rich inheritance of cameras, lenses and lighting equipment somewhere down the line!

I am, in many senses, superfluous, as Emma takes pictures professionally, as Doodah Designs, so my photographic usefulness will largely be confined to the occasions when both parents are absorbed in the many and varied duties of childcare. And I haven’t had many models of grandparenting to study: though I have affectionate memories of my later father-in-law staying up late when our daughter was very young and suffering from colic. She went to sleep draped over Grandad’s arm, and he went on holding her until she woke up for her post-midnight feast…

And it’s an example of why photographers should be willing subjects as well as clicking at others: you (and any partner) are around more than usual at present, so why not consider what you ought to announce, and how you can do it in a post on Facebook – or possibly a post on here. Saturday shadows are calling for dramatic light – and there’s always Silly Sunday, which may be my natural home. It doesn’t matter if you’re camera-shy – self-timers and remote shutter releases are cheap and easy to get.

Go on. You know you want to.

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dudler Avatar
dudler Plus
20 2.2k 2063 England
23 Mar 2021 8:09AM
Picture © Emma Duder of Doodah Designs.
nellacphoto Avatar
23 Mar 2021 8:25AM
Nice news John
Wishing you all well
Colin Smile
dudler Avatar
dudler Plus
20 2.2k 2063 England
23 Mar 2021 8:44AM
Cheers, Colin!
mex Avatar
mex 15 34 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2021 9:24AM
Congrats John, Another subject ?.
mistere Avatar
mistere Plus
10 38 8 England
23 Mar 2021 9:42AM
Firstly, Congratulations to the expectant parents, grandparents, great grandparents, uncles and aunt's. It's wonderful news and nice to hear something positive for a change. The last 12 months have been nothing but doom and gloom.
Don't worry about the lack of sartorial elegance, it's not a grandparenting requirement. Being able to fix stuff is though Smile. Superglue to the rescue.
As for 'photographers should be wiling subjects'. No, it's not going to happen...ever!!! Very happy to stay behind the camera, thank you very much. There are more than enough unpleasant pictures
in the world. No need for me to be the subject of more of them.
Have a very Happy Tuesday Smile
chase Avatar
chase Plus
18 2.6k 684 England
23 Mar 2021 10:23AM
Congrats to all John.
I feel you won't be able to resist the temptation to get the camera out, you will be a wonderful Grandad Smile
Chrism8 Avatar
Chrism8 17 1.1k 34 England
23 Mar 2021 10:48AM
Congratulations John
Irishkate Avatar
Irishkate Plus
13 45 123 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2021 10:58AM
Congratulations - more images of naked babes to come I'm sure!
Sylviwhalley Avatar
23 Mar 2021 11:22AM
Congratulations, enjoy your Grandchild as much as you can, he/she will grow up far too fast.
dudler Avatar
dudler Plus
20 2.2k 2063 England
23 Mar 2021 12:04PM
I know, Sylvia! The parent we were responsible for did!
GGAB Avatar
GGAB 7 31 1 United States
23 Mar 2021 12:19PM
Great News John, Congratulations!!
dudler Avatar
dudler Plus
20 2.2k 2063 England
23 Mar 2021 12:23PM
Thanks, George!
kaybee Avatar
kaybee 19 8.7k 29 Scotland
23 Mar 2021 1:43PM
Mrs D will be over the moon.
dudler Avatar
dudler Plus
20 2.2k 2063 England
23 Mar 2021 1:45PM
Mrs D is, indeed, routinely reporting back from lunar orbit...
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.8k 91 Norway
23 Mar 2021 1:50PM
Congratulations to all involved!
Granparents don't need to be sartorial, they should be comfortable, so that means woolly sweaters, slippers and an open lap upon which grandchild can fall asleep in comfort...

Perhaps now is the perfect time to slip a new (to you) lens and/or body into your collection before she re-enters the atmosphere and reality of everyday life.Wink
JuBarney Avatar
JuBarney Plus
12 36 7 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2021 6:10PM
Congratulations to you and Emma. It is great being a Grandparent.
dudler Avatar
dudler Plus
20 2.2k 2063 England
23 Mar 2021 6:32PM
Thanks, Ju!

Emma and Danny have worked quite hard to get there... Janet is happy to take any credit going, but I'm entirely happy to let the next generation take the credit...
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pablophotographer 12 2.2k 451
24 Mar 2021 3:12AM
Congratulations Dudler! May it arrive well and make you joyful always. Get ready for new shooting subjects 😀
Mrserenesunrise Avatar
24 Mar 2021 9:09AM
Congratulations John, my best wishes to the parents 😊

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