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I walked in on my daughter playing with her new tea set with the sun just setting perfecting through her window, I ran for the camera and opened the blinds and ...
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I walked in on my daughter playing with her new tea set with the sun just setting perfecting through her window, I ran for the camera and opened the blinds and curtain to cast a beautiful beam of light on her.
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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken in my home, in my daughter's room, with all natural light.
We were getting ready to leave the house in the late afternoon, and I went to get her from her room I saw the light and dashed for the camera.
The sun was beaming at a perfect angle through her window, all natural light. This specific shot she held the plates in the exact right spot that caused the light to bounce back into her face. I moved her into the sun and just watched her play through the camera.
This was shot on a handheld Nikon D750, with the 1st generation Tamron 24-70. No flash was used.
The whole scene just spoke to me. I loved how it looked to the naked eye, and wanted to capture the moment before she got bored.
I used a few radial and gradient filters to dodge and burn in Lightroom. Not a whole lot of retouching was needed at all.
In my camera bag
My go to lens for portraits is my Tamron 70-200mm 2.8. I also have the 24-70mm Tamron 2.8. 95% of my shots are with those two lenses. I picked up a Nikkor 60mm 2.8 macro lens at a Goodwill for $49.99, I use that for my wedding detail pictures and also with my Lensball. My ultra wide angle is the Rokinon 14mm manual focus. I dabble in all realms of photography, and it is an amazingly landscape lens.
I always try to keep my camera accessible with my kids. If I would have had to dig out my camera and lenses I probably would have missed the shot and/or moment. Everywhere I go, I am always on the lookout for good lighting such as this was.

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