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Mypix1965 June 09, 2016
Awesome shot. What a face. Great work
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Mypix1965 June 09, 2016
Congrats on the Award
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MikeBoyle June 09, 2016
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice
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Pamelabole June 09, 2016
Aww ...so precious!!! And congrats on your well deserved Challenge Win!!! : )
 
arphotography June 12, 2016
Love your work.. your gallery is wonderful!
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KellyALongphotography October 10, 2016
Congratulations on contest finalist, awesome image!!!
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ReneeBlake November 09, 2016
Super cute ! Congrats !
 
Reiner November 10, 2016
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Reiner November 10, 2016
Everything is just right. Better still, it reminds me of when our youngest son was bathed in the sink. Thank you for posting a beautiful image.
 
nancyaitchison November 10, 2016
Lovely photo
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markkrause February 24, 2017
Total Cuteness!
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adavies August 29, 2017
Love this! Such concentration! Adorable capture! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Make a Mess portrait challenge:)
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aletheavanheerden September 14, 2017
Absolutely love this photo! Beautifully capturing exactly how babies are and how they explore their world.
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Friedhelm1954 September 19, 2017
Great Picture. Lovely shot
 
mikawatanabe September 19, 2017
Simply adorable! And what a great shot, catching the sense of curiosity in the baby!
 
Mickylily October 11, 2017
What a wonderful shot, lovely capture!!
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marcbaechtold May 14
great selection of tones!
 
Cintography Jul 11
Congratulations!
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Adorable, congratulations!
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MJLara Jul 14
Congrats for your well deserved winning! Awesome shot!
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Great photo and such an adorable baby

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Won People's Choice in Anything Babies Photo ContestJuly, 2018
Won Contest Finalist in Anything Babies Photo ContestJuly, 2018
Won People's Choice in Kids And Water Photo ContestSeptember, 2017
Won Contest Finalist in Kids And Water Photo ContestSeptember, 2017
Won Runner Up in Beautiful Babies Photo ContestNovember, 2016
Won Contest Finalist in Beautiful Babies Photo ContestOctober, 2016
Winner in The Everyday Photo ChallengeJune, 2016

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Behind The Lens

Location
I love shooting my children and capturing their innocent childhood in the everyday. This particular photograph was taken in my kitchen. My daughter was having her first "sink bath" and just loving it! Her tongue expresses it all!
Time
I took this photograph in the early afternoon when soft, natural light pours into my southern-facing kitchen windows. As a portrait photographer and a fan of natural light, I am always watching for soft lighting and observing the best times of day to shoot both inside my house and outside.
Lighting
This photograph was taken using natural light. I actually took several shots with this setup. I played around with different lighting (not by moving my subject around but by walking around the subject myself). I originally planned to use back lighting in this image; but after a few test shots, I moved to create side lighting. This added more dimension and beautiful catchlights in my daughters eyes.
Equipment
I have a couple of speedlights and reflectors, but my style is more moody and natural to the environment; so I don't often use artificial light or light modifiers. My equipment is rather simple. I am a Nikon girl at heart. This was shot with my Nikon d700 and my Nikkor 105mm dc lens.
Inspiration
In 2015, I was pregnant with and gave birth to my 5th daughter. During this time, I took a sabbatical from photography. This was not necessarily a planned sabbatical, but it just happened this way due to pregnancy sickness and distraction. This break was beneficial and allowed for me to take a step back from my art and view it more objectively. In 2016, I was inspired to pick up my art again with renewed vigor and intent. This particular photograph, "Splish Splash", embodies the direction I am aiming for, capturing the beauty and innocence of childhood through art.
Editing
Yes, I always post-process my images to one degree or another, using an open-source editing software called GIMP. This is where I find the most satisfaction artistically. This particular photograph didn't require as much post-processing as some of my other images, but I did edit out some distracting objects in my kitchen and darken the background more to truly make my subject "pop". I also sharpened her eyes and smoothed her skin.
In my camera bag
As mentioned above, I tend to be more of a minimalist when it comes to photography. I carry my Nikon d700, and I usually have my Nikkor 105mm dc mounted to it. I also carry my Nikkor 50mm 1.8D with a reverse ring for macro photography. And I won't leave home without my Nikon speedlight SB-800.
Feedback
The best advice I can give in photographing children is to observe and shoot them in their own environments. If posing them, don't direct them to do anything too rigid. Give them a specific task and shoot multiple images. I usually have my camera in continuous shooting mode when photographing children. If they deviate from your original objective, be flexible. They might come up with something more beautiful and interesting than you had originally planned.

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