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Proud Grandpa Showin' Off

Discussion in 'People' started by Jim Hall, May 22, 2007.

  1. My grandkids came over to the house Saturday so we could shoot some springtime pictures (their Mom said it was time). Setup was in the living room. I just wanted to share, I think they are the most beautiful little girls in the world (he says with great prejudice!). The chair we used as a prop belonged to the girls' great-great-great-great grandfather. He made it for his wife.

    Thank you for looking.

    Shot with D2Xs, 85mm F1.8 @ ISO 100, 1/125, f 4.0













    Best Wishes,
  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Adorable children
    Very nice images
  3. Cute girls!! Great series. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Thank you, Keith & Gale for looking and commenting. It was a fun time taking their images.
  5. Seth


    Jun 6, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Very nice, Jim.

    What kind of lighting setup did you use?
  6. Seth,

    I used a three AB800 setup. Light to picture left was shoot-through umbrella, about 5 feet away and slightly high (main light). Some fill light about 5 feet to my camera right & high, reflected off 60" umbrella for second light. Both lights feathered (not pointed square on). Was trying to create the classic "Rembrandt" lighting, but missed it (more practice). Back light was on a boom, 30 degree grid, pointed straight down from above about 7 feet high. Feather from this overhead light barely acts as a hair light. Subject about 6 feet in front of background.

    Thanks for taking time to look. I appreciate it. Been working very hard on my lighting techniques.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 23, 2007
  7. asaya


    Aug 7, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Tony Saya
    Very beautiful children and wonderful pictures

  8. Thank you, Tony for your kind words.
  9. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Your grandbabies are beautiful!!!
  10. dtbh


    Mar 9, 2006
    If I was you I would show off too! What beautiful children and a nicely done series. Really enjoy looking at your series, Jim. Thanks for sharing.
  11. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    Wow Jim...These are really good...Those first 2 are my favorites..Nice work

    I am getting ready to buy my first umbrellas, stands and backdrops...I will
    not get anywhere near this good but you along with everyone else give
    me something to strive for.
  12. Seneca, Banhup, & Rod.

    Thank you for your time & comments. They are indeed my "pride & joy". Grandkids are great!!

    Best Wishes,
  13. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Jim the children and the photos are great.
  14. Scotty_R


    Jan 1, 2006
    Jim, these are really fine portraits, Rembrant lighting success or not. Beautiful children, wonderful, natural expressions. You just couldn't ask for more. A top notch job. Thanks for sharing them.
  15. Joshua,
    Thank you for taking time to look and comment. I appreciate it.

    Scotty, thanks for the compliment. I love my grandkids, and they were in a good mood that day (some days we are not as lucky or cooperative). I guess we are our worst critics sometimes when it comes to our images. It's nice to hear from other folks. What a great forum!


    May 1, 2007
    So Cal
    You lucky man!! great looking kids. You must go to bed every night with a HUGE smile on your face! 1 through 6 are the ones I like!

  17. tomj


    Feb 5, 2006
    Beautiful grandkids and great shots Jim.

    Looks like they enjoyed the shoot.

  18. PAReams


    Apr 4, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Those are awesome! I love 1, 2, and 3 and the history behind the prop. Great shots! It makes me want an 85/1.8...and a lighting rig :) 
  19. Mr. Harris, Paul & Tom:
    Thank you all. I appreciate your time and comments.

    Best Wishes,
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