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    Street Shooting Your Children


    I've just finished an article on how to apply some of the principle techniques of street photography to create unique photos of your children and why I think photos like this are valuble.

    The article is published here.

    Comments are always welcome and appreciated. :-)

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    Very good article, well worth the read; I agree with everything that's been said there. Thanks!

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    Very interesting indeed; I found myself wishing it were longer, maybe with some more discussion of how these principles played out in the images accompanying the article. (Also, I couldn't, um, *see* the images accompanying the article; it looks as though the links to them are broken somehow.)

    The "fake cuteness" photos are a pet peeve for me, too---for one thing, it conditions kids to stop what they're doing and force a smile when a camera points at them, which generally is the exact opposite of what I wanted!

    Thanks for posting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntenny View Post
    Very interesting indeed; I found myself wishing it were longer, maybe with some more discussion of how these principles played out in the images accompanying the article. (Also, I couldn't, um, *see* the images accompanying the article; it looks as though the links to them are broken somehow.)

    The "fake cuteness" photos are a pet peeve for me, too---for one thing, it conditions kids to stop what they're doing and force a smile when a camera points at them, which generally is the exact opposite of what I wanted!

    Thanks for posting it.

    -NT
    Thanks so much for the kind critique. Yeah, that "fake cuteness" is a big thing in Taipei where I live most of the time and it annoys the heck out of me. 20 years from now the only thing that can be said about the photo would be "well, I was a cute baby"...but it does nothing to reveal personality.

    BTW, I fixed the images on my blog (where I also published the same article) so if you want to see the article without broken photos, you can here: http://www.photojazz.ws/2008/09/stre...ting-your-kids

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    nice article -
    ( i wish i could see the images ... )
    i agree too, just like with adults,
    people acting like themselves make the best photographs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    nice article -
    ( i wish i could see the images ... )
    i agree too, just like with adults,
    people acting like themselves make the best photographs!

    john
    Thanks

    For the complete article (with fixed photos) take a look at my blog.

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    Good job, well done! You have several classic photographs there, very nicely illustrating the article.
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    Excellant article, thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    Excellant article, thanks for the info!

    Jeff
    Thank you! I'm glad you went to the right article with the photos

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    Nice article. I look at images like the child in the barber chair (which I really love) and think of it as improvisational portraiture. Then, I looked at the subheading of your blog and I imagine you agree with me!

    I'd consider changing the title if possible, though. I live near Chicago and street shooting your children has a bit of a sinister sound to it.

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