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Model Photographer goes outside his bubble...
Posted By: codiac2600, 05-07-2009, 07:38 PM

I've shot children for events like the march of dimes or for families with loved ones in Iraq, but a personal session with one child and her mother... ya, not my thing.

I'm used to processing things for weddings and magazines but to process for young children and mothers is something new and this is my take on what I see the big boys doing until I find a style of my own that I feel comfortable with.

Let me know what you think and some of the photos are centered but man kids are quick and I couldn't help but rely on sport style shooting vs. composition as expression matter more to me from a child than other things.

These are my fav's










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05-07-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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wow, great pics as usual. i love the DOF here and especially the sharpness of the childs face in #2 and #3 and everything else is soft. cool.
05-07-2009, 08:44 PM   #3
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excellent work. from the look of the shots I'd say you were using the FA50mm f/1.4..
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It doesn't matter what your subject is, you're a talented young photographer and these are very good. My favorite is the one where she has the little bubble on the tip of her lips.


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#3 and 6 are my faves Chris.
With kids it's gonna be a lotta luck getting just the right pose for the memory, despite the best lighting and settings.
Well done in the outdoor setting!
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Nice series....well done

I agree with you on shooting kids ect.....its out of my norm as well....I usually shoot hip hop events and next weekend i have another gig for the march of dimes lots of families and kids, should be interesting especially with sciatica!

keep up the great work!
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Great series Chris - I love #7 reaching out for the camera great little smile - they are all good.
05-08-2009, 06:24 AM   #8
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Great series. you certainly were able to catch the young lady this time around, just wait another year and try to catch her then.

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I like them all. Not sure about the ones with her in front of her Mom. The whole angle to the Mom and how much of the Mom you see is an interesting dynamic. Like #6 not so much... And then again can close down the lens a bit at times to get more DOF, sharpness and bring the Mom in too... As for expression... These work.

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Outside of your Bubble...Heh! These shots prove there are no boundaries to your photographic arsenal. Beautiful pics...very inspiring.
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Good stuff, Chris...

#8 (love the bubble!)and #2 are my faves.
05-08-2009, 07:56 AM   #12
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What equipment did you use to shoot these pics. I've got a bunch of friends asking me to do some protraits of them starting this weekend and wanted to get some ideas of equipment I should have on hand (ie, lenses, lights, reflectors, bounce cards, etc)
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These are all fantastic and top notch! Wonderful pictures ;-)
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I don't have an EXIF reader installed at work, but based on Chris' signature, the perspective, and the bokeh I'd guess that it was the Sigma 28/1.8.
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