Tag: Children

A Child’s Excitement

I took this image at the recent Buskerfest in Toronto. Originally shot in colour, I like it better as black and white, so the image is more about the child’s expression of excitement, as opposed to the vivid yellow of the character’s dress in the original colour version.


Nikon F4S, 75-150 Nikon Series E lens
Fujicolor 200 converted to black and white

The Toughest Audience

It has been said by many performers that children are the toughest audience you can have: it is hard to get their attention and even harder to keep it. Last night Janice and I attended the 2014 Toronto edition of Dusk Dances, an outdoor dance festival. Many children were in attendance, and one particular performance (involving synchronized swimming in inflatable wading pools!) really grabbed and kept their attention, as shown in their faces below.

Children Enjoying a Show


Nikon D7100, 18-200mm Nikkor lens
Post work in Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

Different Eyes

I’e talked about using filters for different light, but today I’m talking about different eyes. Not the eye of the photographer, but the eyes of the small child in this image. Imagine how large and magical this location would look to her!

Fairy Tale from Afar


(Pentax Spotmatic SP, 135mm/f3.5 Pentax Super Takumar lens, Ilford HP5+ film, developed in Tmax developer)

Without Guile

It is frustrating that we live in a climate where street photography of children can be dangerous. As long as the subject is in public view, and I do not use the images for commercial purposes, to create images such as today’s is legal, but still risky. We are becoming a society driven by mistrust, sadly. I couldn’t resist taking this image today of a young child on the bus home; her expression was direct, thoughtful, and (in the manner of young children), open, and without guile. Hopefully not too many viewers will consider me a creeper for posting this image.

Without Guile