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Let’s Be Candid

One of my favorite ways to photograph children is to just let them be children and to capture candid, real moments and real expressions. I will sit a child down somewhere or hand them a toy or prop—even a stick and a piece of moss works!—and just photograph whatever happens. Today’s post features a few such shots from a recent family photo session I did in a local park with a lovely family here on vacation from Kansas City.

#CandidKids

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Little Princess

“Never look back. If Cinderella had picked up her shoe, she never would have become a princess.”
–Unknown

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Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/400th sec., 170 mm

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Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/6.3 at 1/320th sec., 140 mm

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Innocence

“The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.” —Irving Howe

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Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8, 140mm, 1/60th sec

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Sophia

“I thought that was a really childish idea. So I did it.”
― David Jascha,
Passage: A Story About Ego

“Sophia”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/200th sec., 135mm

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Confidence, Strength and Beauty

“Build your confidence by using your strengths. Do not try to be like other people. You have your own talents and you have that one thing you are really good at that no one else can do. Embrace your individuality and show the world just how great you can be.”
—Dr Anil Kr Sinha

“Tayler”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/50th sec., 145mm

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Silhouette

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
– George S. Patton

"Silhouette", Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/6.3 at 1/200th sec., 85mm

“Silhouette”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/6.3 at 1/200th sec., 85mm

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Shallow Hugh

“The geography of a person’s face can be very interesting, but a close-up will not tell us who the person is, how they think or live or the situation they’re in.”
– Peter Adams

I must clarify that this post’s title refers to the shallow depth of field (limited range of sharp focus) used in this headshot and not the subject’s character. 😀

“Hugh”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/1.8 at 1/800th sec., 85mm

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Casual Portrait: Reverend Shirley

“Tell people how much I love them.
Feed my sheep.
Pour out my love on them.”
― Lisa Bedrick,
Poems about Life, Love and God

I photographed Rev. Shirley recently, as she briefly relaxed following a marriage celebration she officiated. She also leads the grief counseling group I attend. Rev. Shirley inspires me with her positivity, humor and the love she so generously shares with others. I am pleased to share her photograph.

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Clown!

“There are two types of people in this world. People who hate clowns…and clowns.”
― D.J. MacHale,
The Quillan Games

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ve already learned that I am not a fan of clowns. No way, no how. And although the clown from the Osceola County Fair pictured here certainly looks harmless and friendly enough, I’m sure he must have fangs in his mouth or perhaps horns hidden under his hat. Sure, he looks innocent now — but wait until you see his face in the dark of a nighttime storm, grotesquely illuminated by flashes of lightning and emphasized by the foreboding crash of thunder. Yeah…I bet you wouldn’t hold your hand out to him then.

"Give the Clown a Hand",  Nikon D700, ISO 160, f/5.6 at 1/1250th sec.,180mm

“Give the Clown a Hand”, Nikon D700, ISO 160, f/5.6 at 1/1250th sec.,180mm

Be careful out there.

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Little Cowboy

“I said I wanted to be a cowboy when I grew up… Mom said I would have to choose.”
—Unknown

During my photo-wandering at the Osceola County Fair in Kissimmee this past weekend, I noticed this young cowboy, whose parents so graciously permitted me to photograph him. Perhaps I got a little over-zealous in processing the image, but the fact is, I rather like the result. I’m hopeful you will like it, too.

"Little Cowboy",  Nikon D700, ISO 160, f/2.8 at 1/1600th sec.,116mm

“Little Cowboy”, Nikon D700, ISO 160, f/2.8 at 1/1600th sec.,116mm

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