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Daddy's Home!



Little Ellie welcomed home her dad from deployment.

Little Ellie welcomed home her dad from deployment.
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6 Comments | Report
Dave_B
 
Dave_B September 16, 2016
Great photo. It shows two heroes the father who is defending our country and the family that does not know if he will come home. Great job.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 16, 2016
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
StreetLifePhotography
 
StreetLifePhotography November 07, 2016
Great, comgrats !!
ARedFox
 
ARedFox November 08, 2016
Classic shot, wonderful emotion. Nice job!
Mad_bubbles
 
Mad_bubbles November 17, 2016
Awwwwwwwwwweeeeee
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EyesFocused January 03, 2019
Magnificent photo Grace!!! Absolutely filled with emotion and love.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was take at a Marine Corps Homecoming on Camp Pendleton, California. My husband was in the Marine Corps, so I had the privilege of photographing many Marine Homecomings.
Time
This image was taken around 11:30pm. Military homecomings can be at any time, so you have to be prepared for anything.
Lighting
It was very dark out, but there was a bright flood light that I used to light my subjects.
Equipment
I used my Sony A99, and my favorite lens, my 85mm. And the light I used the flood light behind me.
Inspiration
I was photographing a homecoming and I wanted to make sure to capture the perfect moment, where daughter runs into her daddy's arms. It is very important to stay aware of your surroundings and know what is going on.
Editing
I adjusted the contrast, levels, and saturation. I also calmed the noise.
In my camera bag
I always carry my favorite lenses, my 85mm, 50mm, 16mm fisheye, and then my 16-70mm zeiss, just incase. And I can't forget my Sony A99 body.
Feedback
If you're capturing a homecoming at night, make sure you know how to use your lighting. Whether it is your off camera flash, or the light from a flood light. Also make sure to take any an all shots at a homecoming. You are capturing precious, once in a lifetime, moments.

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