Sunday, March 12, 2006

My Little Poser


Blogger micki said...

My youngest daughter loves the camera, most times. If Mommy needs a model to practice on, she’s ready. Last year, towards the end of the warm weather, we took these. We’d all been chuckling at the TV ads we had been seeing that used fans to blow the models’ hair. It was becoming too common. Then we decided, we could do it as well. I still have one more daughter who has sit for me to do a “fan shot.” She insists it won’t work on her because she has curly hair. I’m on a mission to prove her wrong, if I can catch her first.

These were all shot using my Minolta Maxxum 7000 and the Sigma 105mm lens. F-top was between 4 and 4.5 as the sun was already behind the trees at 5:30 that evening, and I was running out of light fast. I used my old stand by film, Fuji HQ ISO 100.

7:09 AM  
Blogger H.O said...

good morning Micki.
wonderful shot mom :)

8:24 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

Beautiful shot of your youngest. She's a natural. And portrait photography is definitely one of your strengths.

9:14 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

The soft light works great! i particularly like the third one. A warming filter would give her skin more radiance - just my humble opinions. :)

9:18 AM  
Anonymous idreaminred said...

thanks alot micki for dropping by! yeah, i felt like my site needed a layout change, i like simplistic designs. =D Out of these 3 photos, i think the second and third are the strongest. The second makes the most connection to the viewer while the third seems to portray the most emotion. Very nice. Also, very nice "bokeh" around her, its quite pleasing to the eye.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

You have a lovely daughter. These are wonderful...The bottom one is my favorite.

My boys avoid me like the plague when I have the camera in hand. If I do "catch" them it is either from behind, or they give me some horrible face, or the hands immediately go up in front of their faces. Grrrr...boys!!!

9:42 AM  
Anonymous lino from Oz said...

A very pretty Girl you have. Bautiful photos, light/colour good.
I like all three.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Excellent portraits! Very pretty girl!

12:33 PM  
Anonymous weiss said...

she is so beautiful! i actually like how cool the pictures look, they emphasize the paleness of her complexion...and strange as this might sound, i'm loving the highlights in the background! great reminder of the surrounding mmhmmm. :P

1:23 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

very sweet. i especially like the middle one. and the fan isn't cheesy:)

1:41 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

She is sooo sweet :) Specially like the middle one too, you are a happy mother :)

1:47 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Such a nice soft light you took these by... very nice. I especially like the thoughtful nature of the last one :-)

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Jide ALakija said...

WOW! That's really cool. I love these portraits. Nice one Micki.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Wow! She is beautiful ! Lovely picture. She got the talent of a professional model !

4:52 PM  
Blogger Leonard Sadorf said...

Very good portraits. Nice work. I'll be back.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Its a lovely potrait and my fav is the last one, i like the pose there. Good one Micki ;-)

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Budi said...

hi micky, i love this one. it's very natural (w/o post-pro) and that's why i love the film results--always more natural.

you have wonderful daughter, lucky you :)

7:01 PM  
Anonymous KK said...

great model you have there, i like the second one best :)

7:03 PM  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
Very nice Micki. You a beautiful daughter who looks like she's a professional model even at her tender age.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

last shot is my favoeite, i like the pose...but all look great wt out-focus background and soft hilight...nice capture:-)

7:20 PM  
Anonymous coffeelover said...

Just lovely. Very well done portraits. The outside lighting is wonderful.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous joel said...

She is very pritty, very natural in your approach to lighting. Swell.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

She's so pretty! Wonderful the last one!

9:01 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

What a NATURAL!! great little series of portraits. What a treasure.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...


9:29 PM  
Blogger ally`* said...

hey thanks for dropping by my site (: []. i love your portraits, something i'm trying to work on now, haha.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Beautiful portraits. You were right, you are very good at those. An oh my, what a lovely child!

11:14 PM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

nice portraits

1:49 AM  
Blogger beckn32 said...

What a beautiful daughter you have. I love the last one with her gorgeous hair flowing. Fan did the trick. My oldest boy wont let me take pictures of him anymore. I have to catch him by surprise now.

3:17 AM  
Anonymous david said...

excellent series of portraits; each would stand on it's own too.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Hi Micki,

Thanks for visiting my photoblog, and for the nice comments.

To answer your question, those are private homes and they have a lovely view, they share the same views that I posted here:

6:15 AM  
Anonymous ana said...

These are beautiful photos, and that bottom one is my favorite. She's very pretty. Get the fan on that other girl! :)

6:55 AM  
Anonymous clarence said...

Great shots, and you have a lovely daughter,too. Looks like the fan idea works.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Great shots of beautiful girl.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

These images are wonderfull you have a great model here who is just so relaxed in front of the lens. I especially like the bottom image. Some great work here.

8:15 AM  
Anonymous andy said...

Wow, you have captured something really special with number 2 Micki. Such a great expression.. the wind blowing.. the subtle lighting.. reminds me of something Felix Nadar would have recorded.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great portraits Micki! The soft lighting is just perfect. Also, good job on the fan usage...I'll be trying some "fan shots" soon too. Hope they turn out as great as yours did.

Marcelo Vilares

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

A beautiful girl and she looks very natural here. I like the bottom one best.

10:31 PM  
Blogger jj said...

i feel balmy breeze...very nice images!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous yungyaw said...

Beautiful portraits and model. This is film images? How come there's slight colour cast here?

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Awww how tweeet, little darling :)

6:57 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Your daughter is very photogenic and indeed very beautiful.

5:54 AM  
Anonymous tad said...

she's a beauty.. you've captured her true essense and innocence here

lovely work

2:40 AM  
Anonymous Ayash Basu said...

These are excellent portraits, she is veyr pretty and definitely a natural in front of the camera. Great job!

12:05 AM  

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