July 18, 2011

photography tip friday.....oops it's monday. oh well



she didn't know me
so she had every right to be scared


and
at least she thought about looking at me


well maybe not


i don't take a scowl personally. honestly, i think the sun was in her eyes. maybe.


oh, now that's better.
her adorable older cousin, who she completely loves, was being silly and i see a grin.
but still, looking at the stranger with the camera, is not going to happen.


but wait. there it is. the smile and the laugh i was looking for.
perfect i tell you. perfect.



so what's my tip. patience. patience is my tip. 
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now granted, i can completely blow up while being stuck behind slow drivers on the road or while waiting for the coupon lady in the grocery store to find the right coupon, only to be told it's expired. 
but when it comes to kids, especially during a photo shoot, i have tons of patience. i honestly know that at some point, they will warm up to me and smile and hopefully even laugh. 
the best part though, especially since candid shots are my favorite to capture, is when they forget i'm even there. oh yep, that's the best part. always.
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33 comments:

  1. I am complete sucker for tiny toddler teeth!
    oh my!
    xx
    z

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  2. Oh what a dolly...I totally love these shots!

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  3. how could someone NOT warm up to you. especially if you start showing them how to jump!

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  4. Patience is key, and always worth the wait! What a smile you captured!

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  5. What a great variety of expressions ... she's a little thinker it appears!

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  6. Actually, I love them all, Beth. Someday, the crying one will be the favorite. They will say, "Do you remember when..." I, too, love the candids.

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  7. You make me smile and then laugh and your photographs always fill me with joy. Patience is the key!

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  8. Too cute. Love seeing the transformation.

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  9. It was fun to watch her mood shift over the course of photos! Great job Beth, as always!

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  10. ah.. but what happens if you don't have any?

    LOVE love love this series, what a cutie, good job Beth.

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  11. Thanks for the tip! This I must learn. How fun to photograph the little ones and a real challenge. Love her smile. Definitely good job!

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  12. Precious, and thanks for the tip! I think I would have given up - but who could resist you??

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  13. Patience is the number one lesson when photographing anyone...waiting for that perfect moment. I need to work on it.

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  14. Awww...what a cutie! Well worth the patience expended to get that shot.

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  15. adorable!! I mus say that being a pediatric PT I don't always get the smile I am looking for.... except for when they are heading out the door :)

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  16. Smiles are great, but if this were my child, I would pick the second and third as my favorites. you do wonderful work.

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  17. totally worth it... what a great smile!

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  18. Patience makes perfect photos :-)

    She's adorable.

    xo jj

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  19. Two thumbs up for your post, also for the photo tip! But I've got to tell you. There's no gesture or number that comes even close to the magic you create with your camera beth!___=^..^=___Kittie

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  20. Good tip. It takes patience for me to wait for the birds to relax enough for me to get a picture. Ha.

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  21. What an ANGEL she is. Great tip, thanks Beth

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  22. It really must be a thrill to have a toddler forget you are there, as you photograph her just being her cutest, naturally honest self...♥k

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  23. she is precious. and you are a master of the candid portrait.

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  24. LOVES me some realistic shots of everyday people...thanks for always sharing!

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  25. Precious! Your patience definitely paid off!

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  26. oh that first shot is heartbreaking! i like the wispy bangs in the final shot. so sweet...

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  27. Absolutely adorable. Love the expressions you captured here!!

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  28. she is a cutie.. for sure..

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  29. Loved seeing the progression and the final, fab shot!! Checking in from the road!

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  30. Oh, she's wonderful. =)

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  31. Patience...in itself is an art..difficult to master..elusive..'cuz the moment we feel we have mastered it in one corner..something happens in the opposite corner & Patience flies away like wind...the key..is to keep trying everytime Patience makes a fool of us..hoping that someday..it shall land up as a fool in our nest.

    Lovely pics :)

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  32. Oh she is a Doll and what a sweetheart. Lovely captures of her.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth