Michelle_Noilene
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DeanSmithPhotography January 23, 2017
Beautiful work :)
 
jeanettekeen March 01, 2017
I love this Photo, its just magical :-)
 
Eyeconic June 24, 2017
Wonderful moment captured - well done
 
Vickie_Rose April 06, 2018
Beautiful shot!

Summer nights



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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on my son's sixth birthday. There is a beautiful creek in a metro park five minutes from our house and it seemed like the perfect place to capture a few special photos of him and his little sister.
Time
This photo was taken at about 11 am. We could hear thunder in the distance but there was no rumor of rain that day. Out of nowhere the sky turned black and we got stuck in a torrential downpour. We had to run under the trees for cover and we were laughing so hard!
Lighting
I use complete natural light so there is nothing special to share about lighting
Equipment
I shot this with a canon 5d mark iii and a canon 85 1.2
Inspiration
It was my sons sixth birthday and this summer he became completely fascinated with fireflies. I thought that creating something magical would be a great way to not only celebrate his birthday, but also help him remember the year that he started capturing fireflies in a jar the way that every child should do! Its completely magical and we let them go after we watch them glow for a minute!
Editing
My post processing involved lots of dodging, burning, selective color layers, lens flairs, and much more work in photoshop. I primarily edit in photoshop so I can manipulate color and light. My children are completely fascinated with this photo as it reminds them of summer magic and I am grateful we live in a world where it is possible to create these things on a computer.
In my camera bag
I always have my canon 5d mark iii, sigma 50 mm art, canon 70-200 2.8, and canon 85 1.2
Feedback
Try and think as a child would. What is special in their world? What is magical? What would you want to remember about being six years old? Don't be afraid to get dirty! Get in the water with them! Take note of what excites them and bring it to life in your photos.

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