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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:25 am 
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So i am more of a landscape guy really but it was raining so i thought i would try some shots inside and my little boy was playing around so i started snapping.

I then told him to look at the cover of a CD and mimic what he saw. The CD i showed him was U2's War. The one with the boy on the front. He instantly frowned and i shot the shot.

As i said im more in to landscapes so im happy when i get a good photo of someone.

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:30 am 
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nice shot, the background is a bit distracting. I haven`t done much portrait type work inside. Lighting can be hard to get right without a flash and studio set up.

But I find taking shots outside while the kids are doing something, like riding bike or kicking/catching the ball far for more successful. Takes a lot to get good shots, but its good fun and I learnt a lot. We got pretty average weather here at the moment, but when a bit of nice afternoon sun is about, you can get good results.

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:01 am 
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Yep I agree about the background. I haven't tried dodging the silver tap and bowl that might lower the distraction.

I also have outside shots of the kids at play but neve really tried to get a great photo of them. I was trying stuff I don't really do much of and was pleased with my result.

I think it's pretty emotive and i love the fact he was looking straight towards me. The shot is hand held and I had to crouch a little to get it so that I was level with him.

Kids and pets. They are much more photogenic than me ! But I think I may stick more to landscapes !

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 7:11 pm 
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Definitely stick with it, robbon. I used to avoid photographing people, of even having them in the frame. Pluck up the courage and go for it...


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