Bugging You

BuggingYou

The more I photograph kids and family life the more I enjoy it. The trick is to be prepared for the unexpected moments. Such was the case with this shot.
In a child’s world, imagination can turn the ordinary into something amazing, and for the onlooker, amusing.
I cannot be certain if the intention was to look like a bug, but that is what it looked like to me. Was fortunate to have the camera and lens suitable for the moment in my hand.

(Olympus OM-D E-M 5 with 45mm f/1.8 shot Black and White mode in camera and edited slightly with Snapseed to brighten up the image.)

Capture Character

Sometimes even if an image is not 100% correct from a technical perspective, it can still capture the essence of your subject’s character. When such a thing occurs, it makes an emotional connection and brings the image to life and meaning in the eyes of those who behold it, knowing the subject personally.

The above image is such an example. Having a wildly creative imagination, this boy – taking a break from his school work for just a moment – looks up, almost as if he is looking into his own mind to escape the mundane task at had, if just for a minute.

While the image may lack precise focus on the eyes and the superior sharpness that some demand, it captures the essence of this child and his character to my mind.

(Shot with Olympus OM-D E-M5 with 75mm f/1.8. Eyefi card to Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and share online.)