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How did I get volunteered for the job?!

teefin1

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I went along to my usual Friday morning playgroup today with the littleys. I decided to take my camera for the first time. Mistake number 1.

The playgroup leader asked if I would take a picture of every child for the Xmas calendar , because i had a camera. How could I say no? Mistake number 2.

So now i'm under pressure to provide decent photos, not being a photographer, and only recently having encountered manual lenses. Oops.

Here are a few from today all taken with the Minolta 50/1.7, and as requested, mostly in B&W. Not traditional portraits, just an attempt to capture shots of [lots of] small children at play!

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nianys

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Considering your shots are stunningly awesome, you can expect to be asked again !
 

quezra

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Beautiful shots, did they ask you to quit the dayjob yet? :D
 

freddytto

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I went along to my usual Friday morning playgroup today with the littleys. I decided to take my camera for the first time. Mistake number 1.

The playgroup leader asked if I would take a picture of every child for the Xmas calendar , because i had a camera. How could I say no? Mistake number 2.
I love these portraits are very good, I thought you did not know about this, but seeing the results are excellents, the last photos are my favorite, very sweet, very sharp eyes, very well.
 

davect01

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The very reason I don't pursue a career as a photographer is I like to take the pictures I like, not necessarily the ones people want me to take.

There is a lot of pressure to get perfect pictures when you are the wedding/event photographer.

The images you posted look respectable and they should be pleased.
 

teefin1

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Ha ha, thank you all for such kind words and for being so funny. I don't have a day job, so no pressure there, and you're right Changsha, I'm not doing too badly, though nobody would ever suggest I take it up professionally Dave, I definitely get it wrong enough in that respect. :p Having never experienced it before, the worry over what others may like vs what I like gives pause.
 

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