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Up Close and Spidey (Pic of the Week)

Spidey Up CloseBenjamin enjoyed yogurt Tuesday while finishing up two sick days home from school. I was playing around with my cameras and lenses to see which combinations would work best for the shoot I volunteered to do on Wednesday night. More on that later.

Sitting next to him on the couch, I asked Benjamin to look over at me. It’s the informal pictures like this, capturing a moment in a good composition, that serve as the random rewards that keep me clicking the shutter. For this shot I used an old manual focus 28mm lens on my Nikon D100 DSLR. A lens that came with a used Nikon FG body I bought used several years ago, it is more versatile when using existing light. It is more difficult, however, when photographing a wriggling child, because even the exposure is manual.

Good thing he was lethargic that day.

5 Responses to Up Close and Spidey (Pic of the Week)

  1. Sounds like you’re getting excited about the photo shoot! That’s great, and I’m sure you’ll do fine.

    I hope you’ll be able to post some of the pics here!

  2. I’m glad Ben is feeling better, and I hope the photo shoot went well!

  3. That’s weird because I thought my son was Spider-Man.

    The most impressive feat was certainly catching a wriggling child with a fully manual camera like that. Just be sure to release him into the wild when you’re done. Those things deserve to be free.

  4. WOW… like turning back the clock 30+ years! Wonder if Ben will require an “office” at school, too?! ;-)

  5. Dave – It was great, and pics are coming (if they’re not already there by the time you read this)

    Charles – Yep, just a nagging cough now, pretty much.

    Simon – But he wasn’t moving around much, so I had it easier than usual (which is why you don’t see very many candid shots of Ben lately — his horrible fake smile/squint look is the reason you don’t see many posed shots).

    Debbie (I mean, Mrs. Robus) – I know, it’s like somebody sent me back in a time machine to take pictures of myself! Those freckles are filling in like crazy now.


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