Oh Hay!

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    What do you think? I really liked the location of the hay shots. There is a great little cabin for kids to play in that was perfect for this day since it was super hot and sunny.

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    I take it that these are average shots, not great, not horrible, from no comments. Thanks for looking. :)
     
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    The lighting is good, and you have a great DOF... however I really dislike the processing on the skin, it looks blotchy and dirty somehow not like it belongs on a young kid. I also don't feel much emotion is displayed here.
     
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    Thanks! I really appreciate any advice. Does anyone have any advice for getting young children to interact more? What do you do to get them to smile and look at the camera? Especially when outside is so distracting?
     
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    I like the third because it shows off his little dimple. I find dimples sooo cute! My first-born had them. Back when he was this little, I was not into photography at all, my dad and sister took the nice photos, and they used to sit with him, camera ready, and play along with him, so he'd totally forget about the camera and be engrossed in his play. That's when they took their photos (he wouldn't look towards the camera, i.e. us, the viewers, all the time, though, they did not aim at that).
     
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    I had this issue on my baby/toddler sessions, and someone on this forum suggested a clean feather duster. Tickle baby's nose with it, pull it away and SNAP! The technic is great, you do have to be fast with the shutter, because sometimes the smile fades as quickly as it comes!

    I think as a whole, you have a nice series. I really enjoy #1, it seems to tell a story. #4 though seems a tad soft on the focus.
     
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    Thanks for the ideas!
     
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    To continue with the feather duster idea, I get great results using a cat's toy straight from the pet store. Its like a feathery thing that hangs from the end of a stick. Works very nicely when an assistant acts to cheer up the kids and due to the reach of the stick, can get out of the shot quickly.
     

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