Broken rule

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  1. Wino

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    Ok I know I've broken the major rule when photographing children, but they were now or never situations.

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    Love the color in the first pic, child doesn't seem to happy to get the pic taken( when do they ever! :) ) Second pic is showing up pretty blurry...
     
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    I like #1. The coloring is great. details are crisp. Her smile is reminiscent of the Mona Lisa.
     
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    As newbie here and someone who hasnt really done much photography of people beyond the holiday snaps, i was just wondering what rule has been broken? Because the photos look really good as far as i can tell.
     
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    Hi crystalhb,

    Thanks for looking and for your comment.

    Re the second one, the original looks fine on my laptop, but I think cropping, resizing, and Photobucket, all contributed to degrading it. I did preview it on here and left it on to see what comments it got.
     
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    Thanks Amocholes for looking and for your kind comment.
     
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    Hi Storky1980,

    Thanks for looking and for your kind comment and question.

    Get down to their level. Mind you, I don't always because one can miss a lot of natural shots.
     
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    You can relax... that's NOT a "major rule"... or a even a rule for that matter. In fact, one widely accepted approach is: Since adults are accustomed to looking down at children, it's quite natural to photograph them from the same perspective.

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  9. Wino

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    Actually Pete, in many years I've never come across that "widely accepted approach". For the vast majority of photographers what I've said IS a major rule, but let's not fall out over it. Let's beg to differ.

    So there you are Storky1980, two well meant replies. I'm sure that over time you will see why I said it's a major rule. See what you (or did I?) started. :) :) :)
     
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    That first shot is a nice one in so many ways.:thumbup:
     
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    Don't worry... we'll bring you up to speed.

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    For any shots, the emphasis is NOT on the adult point of view, but rather the children themselves and their point of view, which is why it is a "major rule" for successful child photographers.

    I notice for example that even the papparazi do not shoot DOWN on short celebrities just because that is their point of view. For that matter, we don't shoot UP at tall people either, so why shoot down at children?

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