Photos of baby Clement

When I went into photography, I always wanted to take landscape pictures and capture beautiful sceneries. However, with my love for children, I inevitably started taking pictures of them and was intrigued by the lovely expression that each one of them has. Children offers an interesting challenge to photography (in my humble amateur opinion) — it is often difficult to get them to pose for you, and they might not even want to let you take pictures of them.

Clement is the son of my church friend. I often try to play with him and capture his attention, but to no avail. However, this time round I took a picture of him and showed it to him on my viewfinder, and immediately, it caught his attention. This is a trick I often use with children and most of the time it works!

What’s more amazing is that he actually sat down on the floor and pose for me. And each time I took a picture, he would walk over to see the picture that was taken and go back and pose for me again. You never know what to expect with kids, and perhaps that is what makes photographing them so satisfying and fun.

By the way, I was using a Nikon D90 camera, and trying out my 35mm f/1.8 lens for the first time. The photos were really sharp and gave a nice bokeh (blurry effect). Really had fun taking pictures of him and other children at the wedding which I forgot to mention.

More to come!


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