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My son at 14 months. Table lamp and his little chair, along with an upside down fabric container. Lighting was a single flash in a 22" gridded beauty dish ...
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My son at 14 months. Table lamp and his little chair, along with an upside down fabric container. Lighting was a single flash in a 22" gridded beauty dish overhead. Taken with a Canon 5D Mark II, and 50mm f-1.2L lens.

Setup for this was very simple, and in a very small space. You can check out a shot of the setup on my blog http:--pllphotography.com-?p=29
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kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq October 15, 2015
perfectly beautiful portrait!
vincenzofalcone
 
vincenzofalcone October 17, 2015
tranquilla innocenza,attimo sereno,scatto eccellente
eddiaz
 
eddiaz October 18, 2015
this is great! I wonder if 65 years from now he will be sleeping on his easy chair?
traviskeyes PRO
 
traviskeyes November 06, 2015
love it!
CeePar05
 
CeePar05 November 13, 2015
well done
1Ernesto
 
1Ernesto December 08, 2015
He is a sweet little guy peacefully sleeping - how perfect!
Phillip_Ward_Photography PRO
 
Phillip_Ward_Photography December 09, 2015
Thanks for the compliments and support everyone. This is one of my favorite photos of my son.
iamgabbymartinezzz
 
iamgabbymartinezzz January 14, 2016
insanely adorable, but also extremely creative and accurately a mini adult! there is some humor here as well. i really do appreciate this on so many levels.
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem January 16, 2016
Awesome.
Simon-London
 
Simon-London January 16, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
tinshee Premium
 
tinshee July 03, 2016
Thank you for the link to your blog! I love seeing how photos are set up. :)
Kirbsta
 
Kirbsta July 03, 2016
Just stunning!!!
tammynjeffhaynes
 
tammynjeffhaynes July 16, 2016
reading is hard work. nice shot
TracyDreyer
 
TracyDreyer March 16, 2017
That is super adorable.
kevspruce
 
kevspruce March 20, 2017
I love this, reminds me of my nephews when they were younger
Paulacook144 PRO+
 
Paulacook144 March 20, 2017
This photo made me smile. Well seen and handled.
conniebardin
 
conniebardin May 22, 2017
Precious!
sharilee Premium
 
sharilee June 23, 2017
Adore this photo! Such creativity and perfect timing! :)
PaulMartin1982
 
PaulMartin1982 August 24, 2017
Wow what an amazing photo love it
susieboard
 
susieboard October 19, 2017
Adorable capture
Quinny1981
 
Quinny1981 October 22, 2017
Amazing shot
cindyschoenit
 
cindyschoenit February 05, 2018
Priceless
Duane_Watts
 
Duane_Watts February 26, 2018
What a great memory you have created... kudos!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my living room, with only a small section of wall. The lamp was a table lamp, so it was just the right size to look like a floor lamp for my son. His foot rest was actually a canvas box that was turned upside down.
Time
It was in the evening when this photo was made. My son had already fallen asleep. My wife and I carefully placed him in his chair and posed him. We added props like the book, foot rest, and lamp.
Lighting
I set my white balance to cloudy to give it a nice peaceful, warm feel. Lighting was a gridded 22" beauty dish above with a 580 EX II @ 1/2 power, triggered with Phottix Odins in manual mode.
Equipment
taken with a Canon 5D II and 50mm f/1.2L lens. Canon 580 EX II ISO 100 1/200 shutter speed f/4.5 Gridded Beauty Dish Boom stand
Inspiration
My son always looks peaceful when he sleeps. I can only imagine the things he dreams about, especially after reading him fairy tales to put him fast asleep. I wanted a natural looking shot to capture that serenity.
Editing
Other than a bit of sharpening, and a little vignette to set the "mood", this photo is pretty much straight out of camera. the gridded beauty dish did a great job of putting the light where I needed it.
In my camera bag
It doesn't matter what camera brand you are loyal to, as long as you have the drive and motivation to get the shot you are after. When I took this photo, I owned a Canon 5D Mark II, and my favorite lens at the time was the 50mm f/1.2 L prime. I've since switched to the Fuji system. Nowadays, in my bag you'll find the Fuji XT-1. I've never been much of a zoom lens user. I love primes. My current lenses of choice are the Fuji XF 23mm, 35mm, and 56mm lenses (35mm, 50mm, and 85mm respectively). I also carry a Cheetah v850 speedlite in my everyday bag with the accompanying wireless trigger system. All of this goes in a leather camera bag I carry around with me at all times.
Feedback
If your shot doesn't turn out like you would like, try again. Don't give up. I haven't had any formal training, just self taught by trial and error, as well as using the internet as a resource. There are tons of tutorials and instructional videos. Practice. Read. Watch. Learn. Don't be afraid of criticism, it helps you develop and improve. Don't overcomplicate things. Start out simple.

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