Re-work Wednesday 43

Ava

Last week I missed posting a re-work image so to make up for it, i am posting two images this week. Both are portraits of my two youngest kids. Ava pictured with the elephant at a recent BBQ is 5 and Dylan 3 was a shot taken at his big brothers Communion. Regular readers will have seen them appear in various posts as my assistant Ruin Hunters. Some say that in photography, ‘You should never work with children or animals’, well aside from my obvious passion for ancient ruins,  I actually enjoy shooting with kids. Yes it can be a hell of alot more difficult to achieve what you are looking for. Then you have to deal with the fact that kids have a very short attention span, and so they loose interest easily. Thankfully over the years I have learned a valuable lesson. ‘MAKE IT FUN’. Be it wearing a silly hat to keep their attention, make them laugh, get them to dress up or incorporate their favorite toys into the shoot. these are all effective ways of engaging little ones to achieve a result. On the other hand, if you feel the need to resort to bribery and sweets, you have already lost.

Both images were originaly shot in colour and converted to Mono using the old reliable Silver Effex Pro, I just love the structure feature which allows you to give an image some real punch as opposed to conversions in CS which generally tend to be quite flat. As always your comments, observations and critique are always welcomed. 🙂

Dylan

 

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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15 Responses to Re-work Wednesday 43

  1. Rajiv says:

    oh that is nice!

  2. Oh they’re gorgeous Ed! What great smiles they have 🙂

  3. Mjollnir says:

    Lovely portraits Ed.

  4. suej says:

    Great smiles and lovely portraits, Ed 🙂

  5. I’m curious, how far up does Dylan’s tuft go? 🙂

  6. Oh gosh. Oh jeez. I’m gobsmacked by their cuteness. Great shots.

  7. wildninja says:

    Your kids are beautiful. Do you find that strangers often comment on your daughter’s hair and touch it without asking? I have friends of Irish descent who have daughters with gorgeous curly red hair, and it bothers them that people feel free to walk right up and touch their heads.

    • Thank you so much. I do get alot of comments. How annoying, fortunatley that does not happen, Ava has two brothers who would not tolorate such actions. She inherited her hair from her mother, So I have two lovely red heads.
      Interstingly the gene that causes red hair is not Irish. I believe our northern neighbours from Scandinavia introduced it into Ireland. I guess thats where read heads get their fiery temper from 🙂

  8. I feel like the auntie who always wanted to pinch (not hard) our plump little cheeks. Gorgeous children!!!

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