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.