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Don't Do People, Don't Do Kiddie Pics!

By LynneJoyce  
Another 'outside the comfort zone' post in response to a conversation I had about photography during which the other person remarked,

"You don't do people." I have also said of myself that I don't do kiddie pics and I don't like posed shots, both of which are true, but try telling my mother in law not to pose when she is anywhere near a camera (see version 12 where Helga too is posing!)

Anyway this prompted some archive diving (great activity during this rubbish weather) and this revealed that I do indeed do people, though not often as normally I prefer to capture them with my sketch book and paints.

V1 and V15 are kiddie pics, V1is from a book I did for a friend that features his enchanting daughter, Grace, V15 a picture of our charming new neighbour in Spain clutching the toy we bought for him. V's 4 & 13 are dedicated to Lifesnapper.

Since Garrath had cancer I have become more aware of the need to capture friends and family and there are some of these here, but as ever, I always prefer candid shots. I am not sure that he will be too pleased about me posting V2 which I believe to be a picture that perfectly portrays the consequences of hitting the gin bottle hard whilst at a friends house!

Thank you for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.

P.S. I have added two more versions in response to Pluckyfilly's comment - "Lynne my only criticism would be that I do like to see what a person is resting on, as in the little lad (beautiful image in every way BUT) he looks as if he is floating in mid air!" She actually was floating in mid air as she had jumped spontaneously but I get the point and did the two versions to give more context, and just for the hell of it!

Tags: General Portraits and people

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GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 5:45PM
V2 for me as I look worse there than at the worst of the cancer! Grin

A real hangover is a rare luxury in these advanced years!

And as for v14 I really must get some new clothes in Spain! I love the scowl of concentration you've captured.

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
18 Feb 2014 5:49PM
I love any tog who shoots outside her comfort zone. V1 is the epitome of cute. This would not be a fraction of the shot you have here if you tried to pose her.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 5:52PM
Aaargh, forgot to say that I don't do cute either!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Feb 2014 5:55PM
What a wonderful collection of people pics from your archives Lynne, my favourites in no particular order are 1, 2, 7, 12 and 15. These are all portraits that really show these peoples characters and the expressions captured are priceless. No prizes for guessing which ones Lifesnapper and Mikbee will pick as their favourites!WinkGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Feb 2014 6:00PM
I think you need to do a bit of leg shortening in V.14, Lynne Wink A most interesting set, the little lad in V.15 is so very cute, and obviously playing up to the camera. Super set of varied images. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 6:01PM
Forgot to mention that I don't do sewing Carol!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 6:06PM
An interesting collection of images GrinGrin

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Feb 2014 6:08PM

Quote:I think you need to do a bit of leg shortening in V.14, Lynne Wink Carol
That Carol G is a cheeky sew and sew for giving you some needle on this thread!Tongue
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 6:10PM
really enjoyed looking at these Lynne
Strange ..... but I feel I knowa bit more of you than I did before.
18 Feb 2014 6:17PM
Thank you so much for those two lovely pictures LynneSmile I like them very much.
And yes, I always say that the pictures we take of Friends and Family might mean very little Today, but with time, they become to mean so much more, and become so SO precious.

John Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
18 Feb 2014 6:17PM
A great set of people in different situations

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
18 Feb 2014 6:23PM
A wonderful mix of people images, you may have found a new genre to pursue...GrinGrin
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 6:28PM
An excellent series Lynn, and I think V12 has to be my favourite.

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 6:35PM
Really had a good laugh with some of these especially knowing
Your feeling on some of the subjectsWink
Tell Garrath I have a good /kind one tomorrowBlush
really enjoyed this set
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Feb 2014 6:43PM
A great set Lynn--- We just discovered a shot of John's dad as a baby--- a treasure, pointing out, you have a collection of treasures here--- for someone in decade or two.
18 Feb 2014 7:15PM
V12 the woofies are looking great

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Feb 2014 7:19PM
What a selection but it's the candid sneaky back view in V 3 that grabs my attention, Lynne.
18 Feb 2014 8:03PM
Good to find V 2,14 & 12, for obvious reason.But V 4 & 13 should stay one ater.
9 10 10 England
18 Feb 2014 8:05PM
Glad I found time to see these Lynne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
18 Feb 2014 8:49PM
Excellent set of well photographed and presented people images.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 9:08PM
I don't do people full stop especially kiddie shots! But like you I might find a few if ever I found the time to look (since I was poorly and for so long I have been forever trying to play catchup) a great set of piccies Lynne my only criticism would be that I do like to see what a person is resting on, as in the little lad (beautiful image in every way BUT) he looks as if he is floating in mid air!
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
18 Feb 2014 9:31PM
V2 for Prime Minister!

Superb set of images, Lynne.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 10:03PM
There is obviously a lot you DON'T do, Lynne, but you DO take good pictures, whatever they are of.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Feb 2014 10:54PM
GrinBlushTongueGrin v2 has me in fits but so has v4..and its sibling Smile excellent wildlife shots! there were also some interesting beach mammals guess you need some courage to do this.

Guess what, I would need even more courage to do v1 and the last one, I'd be afraid to get killed by the parents, they would probably get away with it for excruciating circumstances. Must admit I duck when it comes to pretty kid shots, babies are even worse because I can't get them to sit on a branch or stick GrinGrin
I have to stop giggling and go to bed.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
18 Feb 2014 11:00PM
I thought my favourites would be 4 and 13 but after seeing 2 it has to be that one Lynne.
Garrath is a man after my own heart with putting two fingers up to the ''establishment'' !!
I think Garrath would make a splendid photo project.
I always thought it was a lot of crap to hear talk by all the old codgers at my camera club as to how they wanted to capture the ''character and soul'' of a person they are photographing.I think I know now what they mean !!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 11:30PM
V1 and V15 apart your wicked streak is still apparent.
I do like V3 with the less than perfect beach babes and labels sticking out!

V12 is perfect for the family album whether you like it or not and the less we say about Gareth the better!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Bantu 4 7 1 India
19 Feb 2014 3:16AM
Lovely capture of series with great imagination.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
19 Feb 2014 8:03AM
All good here, nice set Lynne,

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
19 Feb 2014 8:18AM
V2,5,6,9,11,15 are the ones I like more, and might be to your surprise, but I like the shot of your mother-in-law with the dogs in dappled light shade a lot.
V1 V4 and V15 I like. Well done Lynne.
yestermusic 7 1 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 9:26AM
A super selection Lynne, some a bit too much for my poor old ticker!

Best Wishes

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Feb 2014 10:48AM
A right motley crew here, Lynne! Wink A great collection though, and V2 really made me chuckle out loud! GrinGrin
Trev Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 2:49PM
A great varied selection of portraits Lynne....
V3, sights you see when you ain't got your gunTongueTongueGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 3:41PM
You do do people pics Lynne - as usual, all so well taken and presented here!
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 8:07PM
V2 for me Lynne. Garrath looks sooooo relaxed, great to see. Some excellent candids there. I don't take many people photographs but my wife makes up for my shortcomings.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
21 Feb 2014 2:56AM
I can't choose! They are all amazing. A really great set of images Lynne!
Brenda Smile
xwang 9 56 8
21 Feb 2014 9:33AM
You've done very well to capture the Real human life. What I like most is that your photos are "True to life". V2 is excellent captureGrin. I like V16, the jumping kid. BTW, thank you for your helpful comment and MOD.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Feb 2014 12:35PM
Definitely worth doing. When we're long and gone, what photos are our nearest and dearest going to keep? Smile

7 Mar 2014 2:06PM
great set

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