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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


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?

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Mar 11, 2014 at 02:03 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Very Nice Photos in FPJ style.

I have enjoyed seeing your FPJ work before and I also agree that it is a very different style from a typical "children's session" as shown by most photographers, and different from a "portrait" session too. So I think it was good for you to define it as you did.

And I think this is an excellent idea for a discussion/thread whatever.

You folks with kids are very lucky to have such great subjects (children and other parent) so close and available for this "natural" type of photography!



Mar 11, 2014 at 02:37 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Welcome back Steady


Mar 11, 2014 at 02:39 PM
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Thanks! It is always nice to have a warm welcome.

I look forward to enjoying seeing more FPJ from you and others here in the future. It is usually my favorite photography of families and children to see.

Keep up the good work!



Mar 11, 2014 at 02:42 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Always enjoy your FPJ work. What did you yell at the boys to get them to all turn toward you in#8? I could use it.


Mar 11, 2014 at 03:07 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Oh man, I'm going to like this thread!

Jodo, I think the whole point of this thread is that it's NOT posed (or altered by yelling for all the kids to look). They were probably all looking at Chuck and saying "Come on dad, lose the camera already!!"



Mar 11, 2014 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


I like your 8 candle power picture (#1), nice expressions. #6 is cool because you got into the shot!


Mar 11, 2014 at 08:04 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


The shadows from all the different candles is really cool.

I don't think I'v e seen 6. I really like the simple geometry.



Mar 11, 2014 at 08:11 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Here is one for now. I will need to dig through some of my images to find ones that meet the criteria.




Mar 12, 2014 at 02:46 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Great thread idea. Hope you don't mind if I post a few. C&C welcome.

1. First major vaccination round (1 second in, then 5 seconds in)



2. Everyone wants to touch the baby


3. First visit with the great grandparents


4. Surgeon Grandpa gets to do the first nail cutting
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Great idea for a thread Chuck; while I've seen most of yours before, I loved seeing them again. I remember your initial post because at the time I had recently bought my first DSLR, had a newborn, and had joined FM. Your thesis really resonated with what I appreciated in my prior film work and so perfectly summed up how I wanted to document my family. Looking forward to seeing this thread grow.

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Mar 12, 2014 at 05:02 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Wow, I've been lax on my family shooting, here's one from Aug








Mar 12, 2014 at 07:59 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Hey Chuck, how far back should I go with images, or just post new ones going forward... I have a lot and don't want to hog (kosher of course) the thread.


Mar 12, 2014 at 08:59 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


zalmyb wrote:
Hey Chuck, how far back should I go with images, or just post new ones going forward... I have a lot and don't want to hog (kosher of course) the thread.



i was thinking just new ones moving forward. i only posted some samples to get things rolling.



Mar 12, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Sounds like a good plan




Mar 12, 2014 at 10:44 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


@dave - really great stuff. i really enjoy seeing photos of your life.

@daveMC - definitely post! thats what this thread is for! i have to be honest, i never saw the vaccination shot before...ever. i love it! also really like the last one. hope to see some more!

@bruce - your portrait stuff is so strong, but it seems you have a knack for telling a good story too! lucky bastard!

@justin - love the simplicity and timing of your image! well done!



Mar 12, 2014 at 10:45 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Nice shots Dave! 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8 are really good.


Mar 12, 2014 at 10:47 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


I passively followed the previous thread, and visited thefamilyphotojournalist.blogspot.com regularly until is grew quite. Makes me smile to see the conversation begin again. I'm generally a reader, but topics as these make me want to share.

last night...






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Mar 13, 2014 at 01:32 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


canerino, your stuff has always been very inspiring. Nice work so far everybody, here's what I've been up to lately.







































Mar 13, 2014 at 01:41 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Ultimate Family Photojournalism Photo Thread


Loosh, I really like the 1st and 5th ones!


Mar 13, 2014 at 04:00 AM
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