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Dec 31, 2017 13:19 |  #1516

idsurfer wrote in post #18530101 (external link)
My experience has been a little different from Martin's while photographing my kids over the years....and it may be partially my fault. Basically, I was always in their face with the camera (mainly canon DSLR's). They eventually grew to hate the site of a camera. They became completely uncooperative and would even go out of their way to sabotage the shot. So I backed off....way off. In fact, one year I basically only used a phone for little stuff. In late 2016 I went to a Sony APS-c body paired with the few small lenses in my sig. It's tiny, very inconspicuous, and quiet. I LOVE it!

Since getting the smaller kit I have started getting shots of my family again. I think it has more to do with my approach. I first try to imagine the shot in my head. I then sneak in with my small camera and dial in the settings. Then politely ask whoever if they'd mind a quick shot or two....no more than that. Gone are the days of taking 20 shots trying to get the perfect shot. I try to get the shot and be done. Don't subject them to too much photo nonsense. Combined with backing off for a while and letting things settle down, this approach seems to be much better tolerated. Now I can even get them to sit for a proper portrait every once in a while!

That's just been my experience. I think I was too paparazzi like for too many years. I'm now much more stealth in my action and gear. Seems too be better for everyone.

sounds familiar...my daughter was all about her picture taken until just after she turned 2...and I took a lot...then she started to be less than cooperative, and between 3 and 5, she was downright mean about ruining the photos...to the point that I don't have many pictures those two years...the a9 is great, its super quiet, small enough...and I am looking at getting the cheap 35 f2 lens to use with it...


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Dec 31, 2017 14:01 |  #1517

kmilo wrote in post #18530032 (external link)
This is off topic to this thread, but an excellent conversation. I'm not willing to give up my DSLR, nor do I wish to allocate money towards two systems (mirrorless) .... but I what you've stated is true for me as well. My family has grown used to the camera, but any type of social gathering with friends and I'm the guy who's scaring all the children and annoying all of the adults. We now live an iPhone culture, and taking photos with anything bigger than a cell phone is frowned upon :(

My Fuji's still draw some attention sometimes, but it's the attention of "That's a cool camera, is that film? What is that? Can I try it?", but once that initial interest fades off they don't tend to notice me snapping away during conversations or whatever. Definitely different from when I was using a DSLR... with my DSLR I felt like every time I brought the camera to my eye the subject would notice and break the candidness of the scene.

welshwizard1971 wrote in post #18530221 (external link)
Interesting reading about the X100s, I bought a second hand for exactly the same reasons, loved the images, but sold it, it just felt too alien using it. The same as the larger Fuji's or the Sonys, love the image quality, especially the Sony full frames, just cant get used to the cameras, I think it's mostly the digital viewfinder.....

Did you try the OVF out?

It's funny the way people's preferences differ; the reason you didn't like Fuji is my biggest draw to their system. The mechanical dials just feel much more natural to me and the smaller size makes it zero hassle to use in just about any situation.

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Dec 31, 2017 14:18 |  #1518

I loved the mechanical dials, I do on all the Fuji's, but there was just something, I don't know, maybe I'm just too used to Canon's OS.....


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Dec 31, 2017 14:25 |  #1519

kmilo wrote in post #18530032 (external link)
This is off topic to this thread, but an excellent conversation. I'm not willing to give up my DSLR, nor do I wish to allocate money towards two systems (mirrorless) .... but I what you've stated is true for me as well. My family has grown used to the camera, but any type of social gathering with friends and I'm the guy who's scaring all the children and annoying all of the adults. We now live an iPhone culture, and taking photos with anything bigger than a cell phone is frowned upon :(

Not true at all, people have no issue with my smaller setup.
A7r3 + 28f2/35f2.8/50f1.8 is very small, and doesn't intimidate at all. Pull out a 24-70 f2.8/gripped/large body and folks run for the hill/go hiding.

I'm shooting all the time at social gatherings, and I'm fairly invisible.

I can quickly and easily transfer to phone for any sort of social sharing.


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Dec 31, 2017 19:20 |  #1520

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Dec 31, 2017 19:36 |  #1521

The doll house really adds a lot to the character of this image.


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Dec 31, 2017 19:40 |  #1522

windpig wrote in post #18530498 (external link)
The doll house really adds a lot to the character of this image.

She was having a princess moment.  :p

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Dec 31, 2017 21:38 |  #1523

My brother found a Willy Wonka themed casino game; it has kept him busy while the rest of the family talks about boring things. Taken with my fancy new Voigtlander 40mm f2.

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Dec 31, 2017 22:48 |  #1524

My grandson's reaction to his Dirt Bike Cake that I made for him.

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Jan 01, 2018 08:50 |  #1525

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Wow, a slot car birthday cake, awesome:-P


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Jan 01, 2018 11:08 |  #1526

TRhoads wrote in post #18530225 (external link)
sounds familiar...my daughter was all about her picture taken until just after she turned 2...and I took a lot...then she started to be less than cooperative, and between 3 and 5, she was downright mean about ruining the photos...to the point that I don't have many pictures those two years...the a9 is great, its super quiet, small enough...and I am looking at getting the cheap 35 f2 lens to use with it...

Maybe some planning will help? Some ideas:

be ready well before your kids are ready, they have small attention spans.

what's important for you? Make it known. My most important shots are family group photos hands down.

Finish your goals quick and get it out of the way. For the Christmas shows, weddings, ect. we make an effort to take the group photo first. Older kids know to smile and be happy otherwise we do retakes until it's right. It's the game of photography ;-)a. My oldest has had the mad and angry face on too many group photos for me to figure this out. It's sort of a barter, get it done quick with a smile in exchange for freedom. The last two weddings we went to, we had great shots, that I'de have no problem making big prints, however, since my family isnt quite done yet, I'm keeping prints smaller for now.

be happy with candids? You'll get an occasional smile out of it.


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Jan 02, 2018 13:40 |  #1527

My daughter got a face painting kit for Christmas...she's been busy:

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Jan 02, 2018 22:34 |  #1528

Annoying sister

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Jan 03, 2018 09:40 |  #1529

my brother in law through a balloon on a birthday party :)...

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Jan 03, 2018 14:14 |  #1530

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