On Location Children’s Photography Shoot

Or – Oh be still my beating heart!

OMG!!! I just spent the morning with three of the MOST fantastic children in the UNIVERSE.  Listen people, I’ve been doing this for more than 20 years.  When I say a kid is great….trust me, I DO know the difference.  This is actually my second time playing er…working with this family.  What a joy.  Great parents with the ‘just right’ mix of allowing their children freedom, yet raising good citizens.


I also have to tell you all I am loving my Nikon D700.  I did this entire shoot with natural light, and that bathroom the little girl was photographed in was DARK.  Dark for photography, that is.  But it was no problem with the higher ISOs provided by my new ‘favorite’ tool and a fast lens.  I decided to post process this with an ‘infrared’ look, so it has emphasized the ‘grain’.

I couldn’t resist sharing.  Mom and Dad haven’t even seen these yet…..shhhhhhh….this is just a lil’ sneak peek……Oh my, how I do love being a working photographer!



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How to Set Up a Photo Booth in Your Home

How to Photograph Large Groups in the Studio

Photographing Babies, Birth to One Year – Tips and Techniques

Using Bold Color in Portraiture – Tips and Techniques

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  1. Love the photos! Hm a D700 hey – going to have to look into that!

  2. deborahwolfe says

    Hi Diane. Thanks for dropping by. I do love my D700, but I will admit it is HEAVY.

  3. Amy Michelle says

    I am now using the D300 and love it. Definately heavier than my old D80. What lense do you recommend for portraits? I have a couple kit lenses, the 50mm 1.4 and am looking at getting the 105mm f/2.8 micro VR as it is supposed to be good for portraits. Do you think that is a good choice for someone who is focusing their work on portraits, both candid and formal?

  4. deborahwolfe says

    Wow, the D300 eh? You GO girl! If I were in the market for a beautiful portrait lens and had the capital available, I would snap up that 105mm f/2.8 in a heartbeat. Great lens.