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JDLifeshots March 12, 2015
Great shot!
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DanniM March 12, 2015
What a beautiful photo! Welcome to ViewBug!
 
kariwatkins February 28, 2016
this is one of the best and most beautiful photos I have come across in a long time - wow!
 
aligstolpe March 05, 2016
Absolutely sweet and beautiful
 
michelleroose March 06, 2016
Post card perfect love your photos
 
AliAlzuhair March 07, 2016
Lovely!
 
JDLifeshots March 07, 2016
Congrats!
 
davidsloan April 08, 2016
Congratulations an exquisite capture.
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Bigredbarnphoto April 09, 2016
Thank You!
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Byronfairphotography August 21, 2016
Beautiful
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Bigredbarnphoto August 21, 2016
Thank You :)
 
medlabtech September 12, 2016
Wow love it,beautiful
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Bigredbarnphoto September 12, 2016
Thanks!
 
Stellasview October 10, 2016
Absolutely adorable!
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Bigredbarnphoto October 11, 2016
Thank You

frogs, snails and puppy dog tails



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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on my property in BC Canada. This area is a favourite play area for my sons so it was great spot to play fish.
Time
I took this in the afternoon. The spot has some large trees on the right of the subjects to provide shade. I work when my children want to play pretend so end up doing shoots at all different times of day. They are the boss when it comes to photo shoots.
Lighting
Some of the light was added and adjusted in post. Many times my children don't always co-operate when the light is "perfect" so I've learnt to work around it and manipulate it in post.
Equipment
Nikon
Inspiration
My kids inspire most of my images. I like to capture their imagination at different ages as they grow. Their father is a commercial fisherman so playing "fish" is something they do often. Many times they continue to play pretend long after i've finished with capturing images.
Editing
Yes! This is a composite image. I added in the water with the Flood plug-in by flaming pear. The frogs & snails are stock & the fishing bobber was photographed separately to add in post. I removed some distracting elements from the background as well as manipulated the light & colour of the image.
In my camera bag
I don't focus much on equipment & make do with what I have. I don't often even bring a bag with me. I'll grab my nikon and a lens (usually a 50mm), throw it around my neck and off we go. My hands and pockets are usually full of misc items for my "models". Raisins, water bottles and granola bars are essential to my shoots! Before I had kids I used to pack every piece of equipment I could fit into my bag and lug it everywhere. I always wanted the best new thing and was never happy with whatever equipment I was lugging. Now I enjoy just being out with my camera and my kids!
Feedback
When I'm working with children I spend most of my time playing and not shooting. I prefer to wait until they are relaxed and really engaged in the game, then I get the shot I want. My son was two when I took this and I shot for about 15 minutes and played for about 45minutes before and after that time. I never ask for a pose but instead steer the game towards the pose I want. Instead of saying "sit here" & "look here" it's "if you sit here the fish won't see you" & "oh look theres a big one over there!". It truly is just a big game of make believe. I want each shoot to be enjoyable play time for them so the next time I want images they are excited about it.

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