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Project 365: Day 17 – My Boys and I

Today I thought I would take a few photos with my boys.  If you’ve ever tried to get your kids to do something they don’t want to do then you can appreciate the struggle I had tonight to get this shot.  The oldest didn’t want to take the shot at all and the youngest was shy and hiding in the back.  It’s not perfect but I like it nonetheless.

I like it because even though my kids were not cooperating they way I would have liked I was still spending time with them.  Nothing gets better than that.  Not only do I have a shot with my kids but I have the memory.

Shooting notes: This was shot with a Canon 5DII and a single Canon 580EXII with a Lumiquest Softbox III attached. I used a 43″ 5-1 reflector with the black side as the background.  We sat a good 2 feet from the background.  The softbox was directly camera right nearest my son (which is why it’s a little hot on his face).  I used my 50mm f/1.8II.  Settings were: 1/125th sec @ f/8.0; ISO 100.

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