Friday, September 09, 2016

Back to School Photos

Edit: This was supposed to post on Tuesday, the first day of school, but I clicked the wrong date in the schedule.

I have always taken back to school photos: well not always, but ever since Danica started JK. After awhile I came to realize that those first day of school morning shots were problematic. Oh, I will still take those shots later this morning, but last year I decided to make a special effort in the last week of holidays.

Last year, we shot at our local Riverside Park, so we headed up to Blakeny conservation area one day last week. I just shoot in natural light, which isn't always the best, but one does what one can. I ended up with some decent shots although I guess none equivalent to studio shooting. Nevertheless, with a bit of post production work, I came up with a umber of keepers.

These were some of my faves although I could easily post as many others. You will perhaps see that I am drawn to the more environmental portrait. I try some more traditional tight shots, but they don't usually seem to appeal to me as much.





Her turn.





13 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Gorgeous photos of your beautiful sweeties!

Tabor said...

You do have some lovely subjects to showcase your photographic talent.

Jim Flack said...

Wonderful photos, more than "studio quality" by far. And I must say that your grands are growing up way too fast! As are mine.

My daughter-in-law is quite an accomplished photographer and decided to take the children's "school" pictures this year instead of buying the "snap and go" photos that the school insists on taking.

My daughter is also a photographer. She took her "stepson's" Senior pics this summer. They were excellent. Her specialty used to be weddings, but she got tired of all the "bridezillas." Now she does school shots for those who ask, and some commercial work.

Me, I can't even find the shutter button sometimes.

Keep on snapping. We enjoy what you post.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

These are super shots of the kiddos. I really like the way you framed each shot. Your grands are adorable.

TexWisGirl said...

they're very nice. :)

Mary Gilmour said...

I think that the nature theme is great, and your grandkids have perfect colouring to be complimented by the tree shots. Particularly impressed by the lighting and composition of the grandson with the gnarly tree trunk.

Kathleen's Blog said...

Those kids are so beautiful!!! They are both very photogenic....and VERY lucky to have a Papa who loves take these great snaps of them.
They seem to be literally growing up before our eyes.

Vicki Lane said...

Such good photos -- and such cooperative subjects! Well done all!

Saucy Siciliana said...

They are so cute! Did you do many takes? My daughter makes me take 100 pictures of her before she finds ONE which she likes!

Kailani said...

FABULOUS photos!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Artistic or not, this is your calling! Well done!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Little more to add to the previous comments, so excuse the repeat...great subjects and a wonderful photographer who obviously loves his photo subjects and his "work."

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! You should be a portrait photographer. These are absolutely gorgeous photos of your gorgeous grandchildren.