I love taking pictures of kids. As a novice photographer they make for incredible subjects because of their expressive faces and overall activity. You can go from shooting a cute candid like this to an action shot of them playing with one another. Once again, this was my first shoot using my 55-200 mm lens. Its great for candids as you don’t have to get up close on your subject and risk losing the moment. In this picture I got caught trying to sneak in a shot but it came out well nonetheless. My cousin’s daughter Kiani is especially photogenic and this is one of my faves from the day. Can’t wait to make some more pictures at the next family event.
This is actually one of the first images I took with my camera. I walked into Central Park and saw this violinist about to give a kid a lesson so I figured I’d take a few flicks to get myself going. I was hesitant at first because I didn’t (and still don’t know) the proper etiquette for taking pictures of people you don’t know – especially kids. But I think everyone there recognized that this was a special moment so his parents didn’t seem to object. Next time, I’m going to have some business cards handy to distribute before/after taking pictures of people. I think that should ease the tension.