An 8 yr olds Birthday

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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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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:
 
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Cute shots Joshua, no wonder they asked you back.
Thanks, Gordon. I did Brother and Sister both last year....I guess I'll be back for Brother's in August...

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:
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.
 
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Excellent work! Nothing like having a free, yet talented photographer around to record your *events*.

P.S. You work too cheap!!:wink:
 
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Good!

I'm not sure why I assumed otherwise........
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.
 
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You do know you can use mine anytime..
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.
 
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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!
 
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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....;-))
 
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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....;-))
Nute, the portraqits were done with the much more expensive 105mm VR :smile:
 
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Nute, the portraqits were done with the much more expensive 105mm VR :smile:
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
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