Family Portrait in Bethel, CT
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myam203
Registered: Feb 10, 2007
Total Posts: 1958
Country: United States

Hey guys,

I shot this family last Sunday at Blue Jay Orchards in Bethel, Connecticut. I bought a D800 from an FM member, but it's still in limbo with USPS somewhere, so all I had for this shoot was my D5100 and a borrowed 18-200. I'm hoping to find out what you all think of the shots, and perhaps show some of the new shooters out there that you can do a decent job with just average gear.



Steady Hand
Registered: Dec 03, 2007
Total Posts: 15596
Country: United States

Howdy,

I liked seeing all four images.

Good job!

Why do I like them?

They show a family having fun.

They show a variety of expressions.

They appear more "natural" than some photos I see posted that are also focused on kids or family activities together (pseudo FamilyPJ).

And you got some nice shots! Cute kids help there.



Nikons4Me
Registered: Feb 07, 2009
Total Posts: 66
Country: United States

Very nice series. Well done, if I were the family, I would be happy with these images.
Ed



HawksFan66
Registered: Jan 30, 2008
Total Posts: 492
Country: United States

Very nice pics. That last one is wonderful!



treebeard
Registered: Sep 21, 2006
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Happy family that will most likely be happy with the pictures. The last one is a REALLY great capture.



myam203
Registered: Feb 10, 2007
Total Posts: 1958
Country: United States

Thanks a lot guys. Everyone who's seen it seems to love that last one. The cool thing about it is that it was taken at the end of our session, when the kids were spent and everyone thought it was all over!



cannpope
Registered: Oct 19, 2012
Total Posts: 108
Country: United States

These images go to show that it takes the camera operator to take good shots, not the camera. People these days think the top of the line camera will produce the "best" images, but you've proved that the right operator using an entry level camera can do great.



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
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Country: United States

Good shots, I think the family will love them. This just goes to show that the camera operator is the reason behind goods shots.



myam203
Registered: Feb 10, 2007
Total Posts: 1958
Country: United States

Thanks guys! I'm happy to report that the family loved these.