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Photographing Children

Photographing Children

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  2. Sean

    Sean Admin Staff Member Admin

    Aug 29, 2002
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    By David Brown - 04:28 PM, 04-04-2006 Rating: None
    Thanks for the notes, Nicole. Your work speaks volumes about your passion and success at this endeavor.

    By Suzanne Revy - 07:19 PM, 04-04-2006 Rating: None
    Thank you for your thoughts, Nicole. Indeed, quite helpful.

    By rfshootist - 01:04 PM, 04-05-2006 Rating: None
    Nicole, thanks for this article which I read with great interest ! Your photos of children belong to the very best I've ever seen (I'm serious), undoubtedly the work of professional top photographer.
    The article tells a lot about how well thought your approach to this issue is.
    What your photos tell too tho is that you must be a warm-hearted and positive character, the faces of your small clients reflect that.
    It must be the combination of careful craft and and a special personality
    which make the results so great.
    My wife has this communication adapter for kids too, she seldom needs more than 10 minutes and all kids in the room are gathering around her ! :smile:
    Unfortunately she does not feel like connecting this talent to her photographical activities, I am still working at this issue tho ;-)
    Best regards,

    By Carol - 02:47 PM, 04-06-2006 Rating: None
    Nicole your attention to detail both before and whilst photographing children is obvious from the beautiful, thoughtful images you produce. Thank you for taking the time to put your notes down for others to learn from. I have never been drawn to taking people images, but have recently become a grandmother and suddenly an unexplored side of photography beckons.
    PS I love natural lighting and if you ever get the urge to write on that subject I would be one eager reader.
    Best regards

    By df cardwell - 03:34 AM, 04-08-2006 Rating: None
    Art is Technique, charged by Emotion (Charles Baudleaire)
    Nicole,A long time ago, it was believed that an artist needed to SEE and to FEEL.
    You show that it is still true.

    By Nicole - 12:29 PM, 04-09-2006 Rating: None
    Thanks everyone, I very much appreciate reading your comments, especially after a hard day.
    Carol, I'll keep you posted. I may be on the east coast later this year and would be happy to help if time permits.
    Kindest regards, Nicole

    By ricksplace - 12:33 PM, 04-12-2006 Rating: None
    Thanks for the insights, Nicole. In my experience, kids often reflect the emotions of the people around them (without knowing they are doing it). Your work shows that the kids let down their guard because they trust you and are attracted to you. Bravo.
    Your second paragraph eludes to a very emotionally painful time. My sympathies go out to you.

    By wfe - 10:01 PM, 04-17-2006 Rating: None
    Thank you Nicole for sharing your notes and thoughts. This world is really all about people and the children that represent our future and few capture them with the elegance, passion and honesty that you do.

    By papisa - 08:01 AM, 04-22-2006 Rating: None
    Passion is not photography, your passion is the photography, when i found this site you were featured so i went to you web page and read about you and then i clicked on you picture page so i called my mother to come into my room and to look at the children, at age 93 now 94 she has a way with children, when i clicked on the photo of just the two hands together both of us were slient, we both looked at each other and smiled and she grabbed my one hand and looked at me and said and i quote " Thank you for being the wonderful son that you are right now in my life and has always been to me" I started to have tears come from my eyes and she said i have always loved you my whole life, and she said what ever happens right now to me it will be alright because i no you will be here with me. That was said with a Mother who is realizing that she has that Dreaded diease called Alzheimer's. The next morning when i got up i looked around the house for pictures of her, only one was on the fireplace so i went and found all of the old picture boxs in the basement and went thur them for 4 days and scaned them in and now there are a lot of her around the house, and i also found 35MM slides of her and dad's 25th wedding anniversery. I do not no that much about taking pictures but i am sure going to learn even if i have to take a course some where, Thank You so much for giving me my Mother back that one moment, i will cherish that the rest of my LIFE, and do what you do best, take photos of our kids because right now that is all that is left for us to do because they are going to be the leaders of our countries when they grow up.

    By yerbury - 10:01 AM, 04-23-2006 Rating: None
    Thank you Nicole. I wish you luck in all you do and aspire to do.
  3. Sean

    Sean Admin Staff Member Admin

    Aug 29, 2002
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    comments from the previous article system:

    By Rob Archer - 09:18 PM, 04-24-2006 Rating: None
    Thanks, Nicole. I first read your article a week or so ago, just after our daughter, Grace had died at the age of 2 days. I've just read it again and a has a new resonance as I've just printed a couple of pictures of Grace with her older sister before she passed away. I normally only shoot landscapes, but I'm so glad I took those few frames on B&W.
    Thanks again

    By Nicole - 10:25 AM, 05-08-2006 Rating: None
    It was not just a good day, but a day worth remembering! Thank you everyone!
    Mike and Rob, I very much appreciate you sharing these moments with me.
    Kindest regards,
  4. Nicole

    Nicole Member

    Sep 27, 2004
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    Thank you Sean
  5. ted_smith

    ted_smith Member

    Feb 19, 2008
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    A great article. Food for thought, for sure. My wife's cousin has recently had a baby and I get the distinct impression I'm going to be asked to shoot a few frames soon :smile: