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Stock Photos of Children

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Cape Coral FL 33904
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Photo of man and girl
Caption: Young girl peeks over man's shoulder

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Technical data: Photo taken with a handheld Nikon SLR film camera and Nikkor 85mm f1.8 lens using existing daylight. Approximate exposure 1/500 second at f8 - Kodak T-Max 400 black & white film processed normally. No lens filters were used.

Film was scanned using a Nikon Coolscan series film scanner. Photo file was routinely optimized using Photoshop; levels and curves, sharpening, cropping and dust spot removal using clone tool. I use a Mac for all photo processing.

Comments: This is another example of what can happen if you are prepared for a photo at any moment. I had just finished the photo session and our group was walking into a restaurant when this young girl suddenly crawled up her father's chest and peeked over his shoulder. Click. (See also: Photographing Children)

Normally I use my cameras in manual exposure mode so I've gotten into the habit of continually adjusting exposure - whether I'm planning to make a picture or not. That way I'm ready if I need to act fast. Of course, using one of the auto exposure settings would work, too, but in many cases (unless you're auto spot metering) you lose some control and accuracy with the auto settings. This photo, for example, may have been difficult using an auto exposure setting as the prevalence of dark tones could have thrown the meter off resulting in some overexposure.

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