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My Treasure Island

By glazzaro  
Good Evening

Ok something a little different! The wife and finally convinced our daughter to pose for us. Of course with her there are always conditions, first and for most we had to let her pose the way she wanted! Ok, so we struck deal with her and took some shots. Had a lot of fun, my daughter is really a goof! Any ways for the first 100 or so shots she just sat there reading her book “Treasure Island”, ergo my title. She did warm up after awhile and we got some good shots. I had a blast and it gave me good practice. Will talk to you all soon! I will see you all out on the site.


My setup when shooting:

1. Setup canvas back drop.
2. Used two studio lamps; bulb was rated as day lamp.
3. Used a studio seat.
4. Shots were taken free hand to keep up with any unexpected activity.
5. Fired off several shots each time, checked the results and then fire off some more.

Camera Settings:

Location: Middletown, Delaware (Basement Studio)
Special: Studio background
Processing: Saturation, contrast, sharpening and levels.
Weather: Overcast, afternoon (18:15 PM)
Tripod : No
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens : Nikon 17-55mm f2.8
Focal Len : 55mm
Flash : No
Exposure Mode : Manual Mode
Metering Mode : Multi-Pattern
White Balance: Auto
Exposure: 0
Shutter: 1/80
F Stop: F 4.5
ISO: 200

Tags: Portraits Close-up and macro Portraits and people

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13 Feb 2007 8:21PM
Love this shot. A very good natural pose, and it has to be said. " Listen to her, she knows what she's doing". Great stuff Greg, and a wonderful daughter.
John (-:
13 Feb 2007 8:30PM
Fine shot Greg,as above very natural pose works well, I have tried the same with my daughter, "sons are much easier lol" well done, Adrian
13 Feb 2007 8:33PM
Great stuff Greg ... lovely colour & detail.
arnieg 18 704 England
13 Feb 2007 8:58PM
great pose greg
13 Feb 2007 9:03PM
Nice portrait Gregg.

13 Feb 2007 9:09PM
What a beautiful photograph of a very beautiful young lady. I love everything about it!
13 Feb 2007 9:12PM
stunning portrait.. beautifully composed

Nikki Smile
LisaRose 15 172 4 United States
13 Feb 2007 9:13PM
Great natuaral pose, good lighting and coloring, well done.

TonyA 17 11 Spain
13 Feb 2007 9:14PM
Great shot, Greg. Let's see if you can train her to pose as you do with the birds. Anyway, I think it will take quite longer. LOL

13 Feb 2007 9:14PM
Nice one Greg, A little differant to your norm. Like it. Rich
scott_jessuk 16 249 1 Scotland
13 Feb 2007 9:54PM
Looks like you have a tricky customer on your hands you could say Greg. Nice catch.

Malc_V 16 England
13 Feb 2007 10:22PM
Brilliant portrait.

Nice one.

taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
13 Feb 2007 10:32PM
Hmmmm1 wonder what would happen if you gave her a bunch of hats--- or maybe an ice cream cone--
Lots of potential here-- with this pretty model!
AngelaR 17 155 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 10:39PM
'Feigned indifference' was the phrase that came to mind. A lovely shot Greg - and her props have just added to it.
User_Removed 16 16 England
13 Feb 2007 10:51PM
Lovely candid portrait, Greg. See you got all the guns out today, with 'Mrs' Greg and all. Both great 'click' shots.
Pogs 16 13 England
13 Feb 2007 10:55PM
Beautiful girl lovely natural pose
bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 11:23PM
lovely shot, great angle, looks like she`s enjoying the book
Possum 15 148 England
13 Feb 2007 11:30PM
Love how she's so engrossed in the book, her fingers ready to turn the page. This is a lovely shot.
colin 17 697 5 Scotland
13 Feb 2007 11:59PM
Sorry to be a dissenting voice here, but the creased backdrop really does this shot no favours. Perhaps if she wasn't so close you could have knocked the background out of focus with the lens open at 2.8, but as it is it just looks messy, in my opinion.
I'm sure with a bit more willingness from your daughter to model for you, you'll get some memorable shots.
stevenb Plus
19 282 7 England
14 Feb 2007 12:15AM
Different for you Greg, its nice to see, your daughter mightn't please pleased but I'm sure her mams was.Well done Greg,

starliz 18 1.6k 3 England
14 Feb 2007 12:22AM
even though she is posing it looks a lovely natural shot Smile she looks engrossed in her book,soz do have to agree with colin about BG.
glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
14 Feb 2007 12:58AM
Thats ok, the wife and I argued over who was going to iron the backdrop, neither of us won, so used as is.

phisher 16 3 Canada
14 Feb 2007 3:09AM
Nice of her to sit there & pose for you guys. Like the natural pose, the toque & the book. Nicely done.
NevP 17 853 13 Canada
14 Feb 2007 3:47AM
I like this Greg, a lovely honest portrait. She looks to be very pretty with long slender fingers - I would try to work those into a comp. Anyway I'm sure you've got stacks more great shots, can't wait to see. Smile
chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 4:29AM
lovely work Greg, arent kids a blast!!
Nic_WA 17 179 2 Australia
14 Feb 2007 5:28AM
Nicely quirky portrait.
Paul_cats 16 61 22 Scotland
14 Feb 2007 6:58AM
Something different maybe but the result is just the same.....a very well composed shot!!
AlanBW 16 20 England
14 Feb 2007 7:15AM
Excellent portrait Greg, like it!
johnjrp 18 432 5 Australia
14 Feb 2007 7:33AM
Great shot Greg and like the useful detail. John
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
14 Feb 2007 9:42AM
She is a charming young lady Greg and has challenged all your considerable skills.Its easy to see why you are so proud of her.Lovely family memento.
sunshot 17 24 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 10:45AM
brilliant capture greg, really well done.

franken Plus
19 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 10:58AM
A lovely portrait. The pose is excellent and very natural.

sputnki 18 10 Canada
14 Feb 2007 3:20PM
Superb to see some family in the portfolio Greg! I remember years ago my ex had all my daughters friends over to model cloths. What a hoot! Get her to invite her friends over and tell them to bring costumes. You'll have a riot!

Gotta agree about the backdrop creases. A little trick I learned from my sig other, throw it in the dryer with a damp face cloth for awhile. Often knocks the worst of the creases out and is easier than ironing!

didgpix 15
14 Feb 2007 6:07PM
IMO what makes this a excellent shot is that your daughter is so natural in front of the lens, she looks relaxed and totally unconcerned about what is going on.
peter_oak 17 1 England
14 Feb 2007 6:21PM
Well Greg what a change,great shot.Peter
Jou©o 18 56 Finland
14 Feb 2007 6:30PM
What ever you shoot, you do it well!


chase Plus
16 2.4k 623 England
14 Feb 2007 7:05PM
She looks engrossed in the book Greg & I see she is wearing the pirate hat all ready!
It has been said ref the bg & the tumble dryer tip is a good one!
exposure Plus
18 6.1k United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 8:46PM
A Lovely Natural portrait lovely colours and tones and detail.
Pegon 17 78 1 England
14 Feb 2007 10:07PM
A lovely and natural capture Greg, nice lighting.
liparig 18 233 United States
14 Feb 2007 10:55PM
Your best subject yet, she is very cute and poses well, great lighting well done
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
15 Feb 2007 5:41AM
Greg .... lovely colour,detail ans I like her pose

very good!!!

evelen 17 5 England
15 Feb 2007 6:43PM
great shot nice and natural .eve.
Mavis 20 143 2 England
16 Feb 2007 6:50AM
Lovely natural pose and a beautiful daughter Greg xxx
Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2007 9:53AM
A lovely said above it's so natural looking.

User_Removed 17 825 Lithuania
18 Feb 2007 5:30AM
gorgeous kid!... she must get her looks from her mother i`d guess Greg`!?!... Wink
Hawkgenes 17 10 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2007 8:26PM
You lucky man. A lovely girl and a super natural shot.

jan 1 18 12 Netherlands
25 Feb 2007 11:13AM
Hello Greg.
A Treasure she is.! Not easy for her with some old fashion, parents. Maybe birds will sit still for you, but youngsters are on the move all the time.!
But you fast shutter speed gave a good result at least. lol
Ciao, Jan
bismah 18 45
27 Feb 2007 6:02PM
beautiful color contrast caught my attention ..... liked the background too.. shee seems pretty busyy Smile

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