My kiddos...

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....I don't know why I can't seem to get the sames shots of my kids that I do with paid shoots. My son is beyond sick of having his picture taken and it shows. My daughter is still young so the keeper rate is pretty low. I try pretty hard sometimes to get good pics of them but they just aren't as good as I think they can be. I just don't get it.

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I think all 4 of these shots are terrific. The first one is perfect, he's relaxed, and even though the tree is covering some of his face it seems right.
 
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Nate,

I love these. I can see that your son isn't fond of the camera. I feel you pain on that issue. Your sweet daughter really growing fast, what a cutie. Glad you posted.
 
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I watermark everything for the web regardless.
ok.....
but, when you put the watermark right over their faces.... it sort of defeats the purpose of showing us how amazing your photography is... no?
such as this one:

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and.....
please post them a size or 2 bigger so that we can enjoy them
thanks

again.....
no offense intended...
i was merely wondering
 
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If I had not read your post, I would not have seen it the way you see it. The shots are fantastic! I do understand what you mean..shooting strangers (kids) is much easier for me than shooting my own.
 
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I feel your pain! Right about the time that I was really beginning to study the photos of other's kids, and to truly understand what went into it, and just dying to start trying it myself, my daughter hit the "I won't look at the camera" stage. I was crushed. Luckily, that seems to have passed.

I do like the first shot of your son, and your daughter, oh boy do I just want to pick her up and hug her. How old is she? :smile:
 
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I think that these are really wonderful. Maybe you are just expecting more because they are your own children.

I'm looking at purchasing a prime lens to use taking photos of my grandbabies. I'm curious what lens/lenses you are using in these photos. Do you mind sharing.

BTW, I looked at your online gallery. You have some awesome work!! So glad you are here with us.
 
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Actually these are great IMO. Nice work!

My kids are the same with the camera - they're 3 and 5 yrs and have grown tired of me and my silly photography. :smile:
 
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I use to feel the same way...my son absolutely hates his picture taken...and no matter what I do I can't seem to get him to do what I want. With a client I can do just about anything but my kids...nothing!


P.S. These are GREAT!
 
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ok.....
but, when you put the watermark right over their faces.... it sort of defeats the purpose of showing us how amazing your photography is... no?
such as this one:

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and.....
please post them a size or 2 bigger so that we can enjoy them
thanks

again.....
no offense intended...
i was merely wondering

I wrote the action for the watermark to have it in the least annoying spot as possible. For me it was the lower third. If it happens to hit a face in a shot every so often so be it. It's transparent enough for me and haven't had any complaints from clients. I worked long and hard just getting the watermark right. I'm not about no manually place the watermark over every particular photo, especially when I'm proofing out 100 a week. Also I choose to have them that size because I don't want people stealing my photos and trying to print them. This size is a good mix for me of security in that regard and having them large enough to see them. I'm also limited on my website as to what size I can use.

Terri,

The ones with my daughter are D200 + 50 1.8, my son is 28-70 2.8. She was born April 8th. Here's her back then.

https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=161592&highlight=chesher
 
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