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Flying high!

Discussion in 'Portraits, People, & Pets' started by AdrianG, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. AdrianG

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    The chalenge to photograph my child is the greatest pleasure I encountered in photography. There is no more satisfying or equally worth the while subject.

    Yes, she actually jumps that high!
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    X-Pro2 and XF35/1.4, Acros, 200ASA, f/2.8, 1/680
     
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    It is so difficult to capture that moment of joy in a child's face with a camera. Well done!
    My own are now at the age where photographs are at best a nuisance, and usually unwanted. Ugh.
     
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    You nailed the moment.

    Cheers
     
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    She will be a high flyer in sports :cool:
     
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    Once, I had a project to capture rare moments of pure joy in kids . . . I had to give it up. Had too much trouble with parents, even sending cops on me.
    Just wanted to show adults, what they have lost :confused::mad::D:cool:
     
  7. AdrianG

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    There's always something to add to the challenge, ey? She's so quick and athletic and I'm an old lad, crippled by war and other bad habits, who can't keep up. My upbringing emphasised, among other things, on self discipline and sangfroid and left me unable to show emotion naturally. She understands this is one of my clumsy ways to cheer and show how proud I am of her. Thus she enjoys being photographed by me.

    Aye, isn't she?

    I gotta admit, I'm quite happy with it. Thanks!

    Aye, she is already.
     
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    Forgive me for posting my own, however you did play the dad card and that's a hard one to ignore.

    I have this photograph on the wall over my desk. She was still not yet a tween when I took the shot with the original X100 in a panning motion with slow shutter speed. That smile makes me happy.

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    That's brilliant! Shots like this make me wish I didn't struggle with colour as much as I do.
     
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    Awesome. What I love about photography the most is how you can combine capturing memories and art. Print it for her in large format once she's 18 or so, she'll love it.
     
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    A well timed photograph of a timeless subject. Well done.
     
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    She clearly needs a pony so she can jump even higher!
     
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    Not sure my experience will help...

    When our kids were growing, it was always understood that being photographed was their choice. If they didn't want to be photographed, they wouldn't be and there would be no attempts to persuade. A little awkward to navigate when grandparents wanted to make the "group shot" picture, but otherwise easy enough.

    Even though one of our kids was very resistant for a few years, we still ended up with a number of good images during that time when she was into it. I think because we had an explicit understanding and there was a choice involved, we got more willing participation resulting in plenty of pictures of the kids having fun together.
     
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    She has riding lessons twice a week, but I am not sure if the ponys there actually do jump higher:)
     
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    I don't think I could ever go completely hands-off, but I rarely ask them to smile for a camera anymore. That doesn't mean I don't grab a few stealthy shots from time to time when they are distracted.

    It's a phase, and one I have seen in many young folks. The fact is, I think most modern kids will grow up to have a well documented childhood, plenty of beautiful photos after 15 or 16, but not much in between. I can't blame them one bit--my mother was a serious photographer, with darkroom and studio, and I had no desire to be photographed as a teen.
     
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    Sadly, my kids' pictures date from the 1970's. I do miss those early years.
    You put a big smile on my morning face.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. And I feel your pain--that particular photo never looks the same on two different monitors or prints. I have no idea what the real colors looked like. Like you, I love B&W photography.
     
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    My problem with colour actually is trying to compose a colour shot.

    Hahaha, what higher praise can there be for a photographer? Thanks mate!
     
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    Great Shot.. My greatest joy is shooting mine too..
     
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    At least with the electronic shutter it is possible to be stealthy, even if "action" shots such as the OP's are not really possible.
    Presently my 2 young grandsons enjoy being photographed, I am sure that will change as they grow!
     

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