It’s Friday which means time to share your favorite photograph of your boy (or boys) in motion! Celebrate that non-stop energy – if you can’t beat ’em, take a picture and enjoy it!

So do you have your action shot ready to go?


Here are my boys in motion this week…

Dec 1, 2010 by homewiththeboys, on Pix-O-Sphere

Since we were down and out with the stomach flu the past week, this is about as active as the boys got – making foam Christmas trees with pom poms! I’m sure next week, we’ll be back to full action!


See my nifty little watermark in the corner of my photo there? That is courtesy of Pixosphere – a family friendly photo community and the newest sponsor of Boys in Motion!

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Pixosphere is a great place to find and share great photos with others online – and the community is closely monitored to maintain a family friendly atmosphere! What a relief to not worry about searching for a photo to use or buy and having inappropriate images pop up in my face!

Their founder has graciously agreed to share some great photography tips with us as we go through Boys in Motion! Here she is…


I’m known as Sisterlisa in bloggy land and I am the CEO and creator of Pix-O-Sphere. I’m also a very happy mama to my 8 year old boy who is constantly in action! I have always enjoyed watching my children enjoy life and capturing facial expressions helps me always remember how it felt to see these moments as they were happening. Seeing the look on their faces makes me wonder what they were thinking or feeling at the moment. When you can capture the facial expression, you capture a part of their personalities and hearts and embed them in the memory pages of your hearts.

For this action tip I am using two different cameras. I wanted to show you that you can get some decent photos no matter how ‘dinky’ you think your camera is. This first image is my older Sony Cyber Shot and I set the dial to the action icon, which is usually a golfer. I also used the additional option on the top right of the camera that gives me multiple shots while holding the shutter button.

brk by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere

Next, is my 11 year old daughter’s camera. It’s a Kodak Easy Share and is just about the least expensive digital camera. It’s last year’s model, but is a decent camera for my daughter.

Kodak Easy Share by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere

With her camera, all I needed to do was go through the menu and find the Burst Mode:

kodak by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere

On her camera, I can take 3 consecutive shots in this mode.

I also avoid using the flash when I’m trying to get multiple shots at once.

Getting to know your camera, by using it’s User Manual, is the best thing you can do to get great shots. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t get just the right shot the first couple of times. Most photographers shoot over 100 times and get one or two shots they like, then they dump the rest.

Using these multiple consecutive features for capturing Boys in Action are so amazing. You’re able to capture those facial expressions that you’ll enjoy for years to come.


Thank you so much Sisterlisa! Looking forward to more tips in the future! Make sure you go check out Pixosphere today!


And now it’s your turn!

How to participate: Just write a blog post with a favorite boy action shot (just picture is ok but a description is always fun!), link back to this post and then add your post URL (not home page URL) to the linky below! Then have some fun checking out all of the fabulous pictures!

If you don’t have a blog, head over to our Facebook page and upload your favorite pic on to our wall to join in! Please do not link to blog posts on the Facebook page – this is only for those without blogs!