An 8 yr olds Birthday

Discussion in 'People' started by Gr8Tr1x, May 12, 2007.

  1. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    This is the second year that I have been asked by a co-worker to shoot her daughter's birthday. I guess it's nice for them to not have to worry about a camera... Anyway, here are some portrait snaps I did. It was a coboy/cowgirl theme...there were pony rides and a petting zoo...oh and a 'semi-professional' photographer :biggrin:

    The birthday girl...
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    Hotspots! aaargh..oh well, better luck next time.
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    Brother got a Spiderman gift...it kept him happy.
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  2. Cute shots Joshua, no wonder they asked you back.
     
  3. Shot #1 is my favorite, you've done a nice job. I don't think most parents will ever notice hot spots, they just want to see a good expression on their child's face. :smile:
     
  4. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Thanks, Gordon. I did Brother and Sister both last year....I guess I'll be back for Brother's in August...

    These are sort of outtakes anyway, because they're not looking at the camera...but they are my favorites. The hotspots arent horrible, but I should have known better to hit -.3 on the EV or shoot RAW. I shot over 400 and some pics today, so I was shooting JPEGS.
     
  5. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    USA
    Excellent work! Nothing like having a free, yet talented photographer around to record your *events*.

    P.S. You work too cheap!!:wink:
     
  6. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest


    Well, she did write me a check (I'm not that easy, I know my time is worth something). However, I go easier on my workmates than I do the general public.
     
  7. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    USA
    Good!

    I'm not sure why I assumed otherwise........
     
  8. Joshua, I love what you did with the Birthday Girl shot - perfect treatment. Well done.
     
  9. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    If I didn't charge something, everybody at work would be asking me to their event for free....I can't have that. :biggrin:

    I'll keep putting it away until I have enough to splurge on a 70-200mm VR.
     
  10. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Thanks, Sandi. Yeah, only the birthday girl gets the special effects on her pics!
     
  11. You do know you can use mine anytime..
     
  12. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Thanks Eric, I appreciate that. I probably would bought one by now, but I keep getting turned off by the minimum focusing distance and the 70mm wide end (in tight quarters, the 55mm and shorter focusing distance is great). The 55-200mm Vr is cheap, but my shots from the birthday party with turned out fine...it is slooooow focusing...and slow aperture, but otherwise a fine lens for $249.

    I may take you up on that and use your 70-200mm Vr for a wedding to see if I like it. Thanks, man.
     
  13. Vin2k

    Vin2k

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    May 9, 2007
    Dallas
    good captures
     
  14. Hey these are fantastic! And yep, no parent is gonna notice hot spots! Some of the espressions on those boys really brought a chuckle! Yep, you did well and glad they asked you back! These prove why! Each photo is priceless!
     
  15. I love #2. The boy looks like he is going to get in trouble or is about to get in trouble!!!
     
  16. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    I like these Josh...but for a minute I thought you were talking about your
    own birthday party...he he he
     
  17. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    these look great Josh ...would like to see some larger images posted from this lens so i can get an eye on the bokeh it renders...but man, just $249? geeeeeeeeeez....;-))
     
  18. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Nute, the portraqits were done with the much more expensive 105mm VR :smile:
     
  19. Great job, the first picture is really great
     
  20. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    o man .,u really had me going there ..lol
    ...ok, time for u to hit the street for some wide open candids,,,i anoint u ..lol
    :smile:
     
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