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Back in 2009, I titled a post "On Family Photojournalism" (http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/798155/0) and it was well received. I was happy to see that it encouraged many to share. I defined "family photojournalism" as:
"Family photojournalism is chronicling the daily happenings of one’s family with a camera. Effective documentation should include photos of people, places, events, and emotions as they happen without staging the events. The end result of family photojournalism should be to give one’s family photographic evidence of how it ‘was’...not how you hoped it was, but how it actually 'was'. This approach is very different from portraiture or a ‘children’s session’. The major difference to me is that during a portrait session or children’s session, the photographers’ primary goal should be to flatter the subject. They should do everything in their power to make their subjects look fantastic…like they would look on their very best day. This approach is often contrived…photographers may bring additional lighting, direct the subject, pose them, etc. Family photojournalism, however, is about the capturing the moment over flattering your subjects. For those of us with families, we know it aint always pretty! But the ugly moments are also part of our lives. Effective FPJ captures it ALL as it happens."
The purpose of this thread is to start a "revolving thread" that will centralize some family photojournalism as there seems to be many here who do this genre well. You are encouraged to post images here over the course of time. I think that as your families grow that this thread will be a very interesting one to look at as time passes.
Before posting your images, consider the following:
1) Does the image have interesting content?
2) What thought did you put into the image? (Does it contain layers? Context? etc)
3) Is there attention to composition?
4) What are you communicating with your image?
Here are a few of mine: