These images were taken awhile ago as part of a project I was working on in Spokane for Portrait Photography. It involved getting a different perspective. I normally…well back then I normally shot with my 50mm 1.8 on my Canon 60D, but this day I chose to shoot with my zoom. Today I am mostly a Prime Photographer, meaning I only use lenses that don’t zoom. My reason for this is because it slows me down and simplifies the shots I take, I find myself thinking more about the composition and less about the technology of photography, I figure I do that enough. Prime lenses are often more consistent in color and focus as well as awesome shots. Although there are those times where I wish I had my 10-400mm 1.2 lens on my camera (THIS LENS DOES NOT EXIST).
I went to the park with my girlfriend at that time because whats creepier than a college aged kid taking pictures at the playground? Not much. I have done this only a few times and every time I have done it I always let the parents know who I am and why I am photographing the kids in the park. It’s fun to me because I don’t have little brothers or sisters or anyone younger in my family (at that time). The kids act funny in front of the camera, they do all kinds of “movie star” things to just being goofy and hilarious. The photo above, is one of the last I captured that day, the older sister was leading the younger sister over to her parents. From the image you can see the shield that the sun flare makes in front of the two sisters, it’s what to me makes the shot.
Above is the younger girl climbing on the small rock climbing wall. She was a bit more nerve racking on the climbing wall than the older kids.
The Photo above shows the brother after he was spinning on the wheel thing for a few dozen turns, at this point his face was that of, “Why did I just spin so many times after eating all that ice cream and candy….?”
Above is a photo of the parents standing near the kids letting them know that it was time to go, as well as letting me know that they were there too. It’s funny, after giving the parents the explanation of what I was doing and handing them some business cards with samples of my work they still did not trust me, even after I told them if they wanted some copies to give me a call or email. To this day I have only had two couples actually send me a message or email asking for copies, which I gladly fulfilled.
This photo was taken at a different angle showing more of what was going on, the softball games were in full swing Mid-Fall at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex and all fields were full of teams playing games and practicing as well as the concession stand being open serving food and drinks.
Images were taken at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex by Chris Thompson, http://spokaneparks.org/index.php/Parks/park/245/