The Kids

June 23rd, 2010

I have a newfound respect for photographers who specialise in portraits of children.

A while back I set up to make portraits of my little cousins (10, 7 and 4), who are shining stars each. We turned the photography project into a game and made an afternoon of it. But my, was it challenging. They seemed to always manage to sit still for just long enough for me to compose a shot, but would then move at the precise moment I’d press the shutter. Gah.

That wouldn’t have been so bad except I was also experimenting with light. I had them backlit by a harsh flash (set on any of floor, a table, or sofa) while another flash (mostly hand-held to camera left) provided a softer light to illuminate their features and bring out a catch-light in their eyes.

Here are some of the results.

More pictures coming soon!


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2 Responses to “The Kids”

  1. Zooey Says:

    A-they’re adorable
    B-the girls are sooo beautiful
    C-the handsome boy has got that charm
    their eyes are amazing and those smiles are priceless 🙂

  2. Z! Says:

    A- Aren’t they just? They’ve stolen my heart and run away with it, they have.
    B- I know! They’re gonna do some damage when they get older, I’m sure.
    C- Ayup! He’s going places that one.

    Thx Zooey! 🙂

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