My son the portraitist

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My 9 year old son takes better portraits than I do. He even made his old man look presentable on this one.

I love his composition. It cracks me up that he moves the focus reticle around to suit his needs. Takes him some time, but it usually works. My radiologist wife can't figure out the focus "thing"!

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Zowie. Did you tell him about the Rule of Thirds, or is this composition just due to his feel for layout? Either way, that's a killer shot.
 
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Is this compo thingy an instinctive human trait or what? My niece (2+) takes photos with great composition too! Of course your son's capture of you is much better. Tell him that ok? Thanks Mitch!
 
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I'd have to agree, the kids got moves! Let him develop his own style. Rules at this stage would just cramp his progression. I'd love to see more from the little guy!
 
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yeah, screw the child labor laws! ;} Hire your son.


Great shot!
 
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I'm thrilled with all the kind words and will pass them on to my son. He's had a little fuji P&S which he uses all the time. Lately he's been more interested in my old D70.

He took three shots of me by this stream. All three are quite good. I then took about 10 shots of him at the same location. None of them are particularly noteable.:frown:

We were just killing time while the ladies were in a clothing store doing some shopping.
 
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