Charlie fools with the canon 1000f

Charlie fools with the canon 1000f
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51 Comments | Report
davidbidmead February 23, 2014
Great capture !
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klukowski March 06, 2014
Nice shot!
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kasper May 07, 2014
congratulations. wonderful picture.
Cute shot, nice contrast!
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AlanJakarta May 07, 2014
Fabulous mono shot of Charlie. Congratulations.
philipbebbington May 07, 2014
Stunning story telling Image,love the dark mono tones in this shot.Congrats
hotpixel May 07, 2014
Very cool !! congratulations !!
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WileKyK May 07, 2014
Great perspective and composition. Congratulations on your Feature!
catini May 07, 2014
Nice, congrats on your feature!
akhtarkhan May 07, 2014
A very happy snapper, wonderful B&W capture. Congrats on the feature.
iceman2 May 07, 2014
Nice shot.Congrats!
huch5150 May 07, 2014
That's s cute! Love it!!
sweetpea72 May 07, 2014
Love it... Congrats!! :)
SteveCheetham May 07, 2014
Congratulations Neil, well done!
NeilNicklinPhotography May 07, 2014
thanks everyone :) My lad is a happy little boy he thinks he's famous!
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debhall May 07, 2014
Love, love, love his face! Wonderful shot! Congrats on your feature!
LionesLens May 07, 2014
Congratulations on your feature photo award!
Jewel May 07, 2014
Great shot! Congratulations on your feature!
Timbo May 07, 2014
Just love this shot.... Great capture of the moment.... Well done and well awarded
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Wayne_Sr May 07, 2014
Congratulations, Great Shot...:~)
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AnthonyAlpha May 08, 2014
Super shot!! Well deserved feature.
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HelenRea May 08, 2014
Lovely Charlie...nice work Neil! :)))
Coomanator May 08, 2014
Great portrait. Masterfully done, congratulations on the "Feature".
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inge_vautrin May 08, 2014
Wonderful image! Congrats!!!
danielmartin May 08, 2014
Bravo!!!! Very good!
Cindi_Tonkovich May 09, 2014
That was brave of you! LOL. Great shot!
lilivas May 10, 2014
SO cute Congrat :D
mickeyherd May 10, 2014
What a great photo. Well done!
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KesPhotography May 10, 2014
Love it! It made me laugh out loud. Our next generation of photographers!
cpdoogan May 11, 2014
This is so good.
zayyarlynn May 14, 2014
Nice picture!
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rooskayadoch May 17, 2014
awesome depth!
ArtQ June 24, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
louisloizidesmitsu July 15, 2014
Very Good!!
deniseabela November 13, 2014
Love this! Excellent job :)
TRichPhoto November 19, 2014
Great capture!
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dericksfotos November 22, 2014
Cute shot and kid. Though as a dad myself, park of me wants cringes and wants to say "just dont touch the lens."
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gondmagdi December 19, 2014
awesome !
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Clare1981 January 04, 2015
Great capture!
JDLifeshots January 10, 2015
Great shot! Congrats.
Aspooner January 22, 2015
Nothing like seeing a child getting into photography!
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cherrib March 05, 2015
I love this photo because for me personally, it captures the excitement and pleasure of discovery in one so young, where the lens is the path to all things new and old ~ Thank you for this!
SnowbunnyPhotography March 23, 2015
Ah hahahaha!! I love this image. Love the POV, the composition....his smile....all of it! Perfection! Congrats on the award. Well deserved. :-)
gmayster01 May 31, 2015
absolutely !
Cacciacarro June 26, 2015
Oh wow!! AMAZING photo!! Congrats!
stefanieharron August 05, 2015
Nice grab
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DavyQuo September 13, 2015
great capture ... congrats on finalist
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tinadawdyphotography January 06, 2018
What a great photo!
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critique January 22, 2019
Great, fun shot. It would be a great entry in my currently-running challenge, "Creative Kids. Young Visual & Performing Artists." You can find the challenge by going to my Profile/Challenges/Created. Hope to see it as an entry. In any event, wonderful image!
MidnightRider November 01, 2019
This made me smile. Lovely shot.

Behind The Lens

I took this photograph in the North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby. Whitby is such a photogenic place and it's views can often be seen in many a gallery, localy and nationwide. A uniquely friendly place for all the famiy to enjoy and I always seem to combine photography and family fun when I visit. This location down one of Whitby's fine cobbled streets picked itself, the oportunity presented itself when the child decided to play around with the camera.
This was taken just after lunch.
This is using only natural light. The sky was fairly cloudy and I think I got lucky with how the light caught the lads face. Lighting is everything in portraits and in natural light candid situations, luck plays a big part!
Canon 70D with a Canon 10-22 USM wide angle lens. I was primarily trying to shoot the scenery hence the wide angle lens and I hadn't really used for portraits before but I think it works well here. It gives the viewer a sense of perspective down the old street. No tripod or flash was used although I did have a Hoya UV filter attached.
As I previously mentioned, this was a chance oportunist shot. The boy in the picture is my son Charlie and we often fool around whilst on days out and this was no different to any other time. Charlie loves to have a camera like his father and I asked to take his picture (which never goes down well!) and he thought he'd torment me by pretending to take mine. I grabbed a few frames optimistically and needless to say I knew I had a 'keeper' when reviewing the LCD on the back of the camera.
I did the basic tweaks in Adobe photoshop Lightroom, starting with exposure correction and a slight contrast adjustment. I applied lens corrections and some small areas of sharpening. I then took it into Adobe Photoshop CC to undertake the black and white conversion and the dodge and burn. The conversion is a series of contrast and saturation adjustment layers, combined with lots of dodge and burn!
In my camera bag
Normally I shoot landscapes and I carry a Canon 70d, Canon EFS 10-22, Sigma 24-70 EX DG, Manfrotto 290 series tripod with ball head. I use a Hadia 10 stop ND filter for long exposure work. If its a family day out I will pack a canon 50mm f1.4 for those blurry backgrounds.
This was purely one of them moments! My advice would be always carry your camera, you never know what might present itself. The times I see a wonderful sunset unfold and the camera is packed up at home, it's so frustrating and I am rarely without my camera anymore.

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