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Don't you worry child



If I fall short, if I don't make the grades
If your expectations aren't met in me today
There is always tomorrow, or tomorrow night
Hang...
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If I fall short, if I don't make the grades
If your expectations aren't met in me today
There is always tomorrow, or tomorrow night
Hang in there baby, sooner or later
I know ill get it right,

Please, don't give up on me-

- Solomon Burke
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Contest Finalist in Children In B&W Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Visual Poetry Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Staring Photo Contest
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Babies In Black And White Photo ContestTop 20 class
Babies In Black And White Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 20 class
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Human Eye Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Human Eye Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Baby Face Photo ContestTop 20 class
Baby Face Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
Baby Face Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Faceless Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
Faceless Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
All Things Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
All Things Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Other Side Of The Fence Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Other Side Of The Fence Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Can You See Me Photo ContestTop 20 class
Can You See Me Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Can You See Me Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Children In Black and White Photo ContestTop 20 class
Children In Black and White Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Children In Black and White Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Black and White Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 20 class
Black and White Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 30 class
Visual Poetry Photo ContestTop 10 class
Visual Poetry Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Visual Poetry Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 2Top 30 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Staring Photo ContestTop 10 class
Staring Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Outdoor Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 class
Outdoor Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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4 Comments | Report
lyoung403b PRO
 
lyoung403b December 16, 2015
Wonderful Shot!
anders_samuelsson PRO
anders_samuelsson October 24, 2016
Better late than never: Thank you!:)
TylerBlakers
 
TylerBlakers February 10, 2017
I Love This!
123cathy
 
123cathy September 19, 2017
I love the innocent face
Kimjbrewer1
 
Kimjbrewer1 February 22, 2018
Great photo. Takes me back to my youth, that could have been.

Behind The Lens

Location
I was on the playground with my daughter when she started looking over a wodden fence in an attempt to try some good ol' fashioned Peek-a-boo. After a while I saw that it could make a good photo as well. So I had her do it a couple of times and this is the one that I was most pleased with.
Time
It was around 10 a.m.
Lighting
It was october, so the sun was not too bright yet. There's no extra equipment (reflector screen, flash etc.).
Equipment
I used my Sony A99 with my old reliable companion Tamron 28-75, f2,8.
Inspiration
At the time of the photo I was very much into eyes. Many of my better photos from that autumn are based on one, or both eyes in focus. So when I saw that her eyes popped up from the fence I knew I had an opportunity to capture something good.
Editing
In ACR I balanced the levels and decreased the highlights. I added some clarity as well. In Photoshop I use the plugin Silver Efex Pro 2.0, and there i converted it into black and white. I focused on getting some good contrast in the photo. After that i used a layer mask to add some extra sharpness in the eyes.
In my camera bag
In 90 percent on the time I have my Sony A99 with the Tamron 28-75, f2,8 attached. It's a good combination and not to heavy to carry for a long time. I also have two extra batteries and an extra memory card, just in case. On some occations I bring my Tamron 70-200, f2,8 but only if there's a specific plan that really needs such a lens.
Feedback
Taking photos of children, especially your own, is more or less an open goal. Kids are cute and lives in the moment. But there are also millions, maybe billions, of photos online portraying children. So look for something different (an odd angle, slower shutter speed to create movement, an unorthodox background etc.) to make it into a more universal photo. Photos of your own children are always gonna mean the world to you and you will see the best in them, but ask yourself if you would have liked the photo as much if it wasn't your own child. Then you can get an idea if the photo is more than a precious piece of the family album. And second. Take tons of photos. Anyone that has tried to get a two year old to do what she is told knows this. To stand still and hold a pose isn't exactly their biggest joy. So go with the flow, guide them as good as you can, and don't forget to pack away the camera afterwards to play with them. Good luck!

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