Photo Shooting – Toddler

This was an old idea I had in my first “beginner in photography” days – I was thinking to shoot toddlers. Since I didn’t had the opportunity (the approach was quite difficult since I didn’t ha a portfolio) and also I was a newbie about photograph, I didn’t do it.

Until last month

I was home, back in Romania and with the help of 2 of my best friends I managed to shoot some pics of their love, an (almost) 1 year toddler which turned out to be very upset every time I tried to take his picture.

The equipment set up was the same (the Nikon D7100 with either the 140mm lens or the 50mm lens). Also, as a friend made a note, I think my posts are too long and tend to get boring at some point. Although, the blog was created just a keep track of my progress in photography, I started to share the same opinion,  at some point it gets boring.

So, I decided to share some of my favorite “work” – and I’m using this term generously since I’m not a photographer, just a photography enthusiast.

Here it goes

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This image was shoot with the 1.8G 50mm lens with 1/2000s @ 1.8 and ISO pumped to 640. The weather was cloudy. The final touch was done in Photoshop/Lightroom. I like his image because first of all its candid – the toddler was focused on his mom and I took the shoot when he was looking at me. Secondly, I like the blue tonality in the left and although he has a sad face, it seems to fit.

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How can I make a toddler shoot without the “foot in the mouth” pic?

This image was shoot with the 1.8G 50mm lens with 1/800s @ 1.8 an ISO pumped to 3200. The only light was the one coming from the window. Unfortunately, I tempered with the image and the colors don’t reflect quit the original luminosity.

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And finally one small smile. The image was shoot with the 1.8G 50mm lens with 1/800s @ 1.8 with ISO pumped to 6400. The image was heavily retouched in Lightroom but the smile and cuteness are all original.

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Hope to have soon the chance to make another shoot with my favorite toddler.

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