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Sometimes all it takes is one word to describe a photograph: FUN.

This photograph says FUN to me. I took this photograph during a Memorial Day picnic at my in-laws house. Everyone was just hanging out and my daughter said, “Take a picture of my hair!” so she started jumping, dancing and whipping her hair all over the place. Of course, she was being ridiculous and was also cracking herself up. This is very good example of a ‘staged’ or ‘posed’ event that turned into something special. I love the surprise of taking pictures- especially of people/children. You never know when that magic moment will occur, and sometimes sticking with a subject for an extra frame (or twenty) will yield an emotional quality that you never expected. On this day, that moment was FUN.

Because it was a beautiful sunny day, I shot at an ISO of 400 with a aperture setting of 6.3. My shutter was set at 1/640. I cropped in Photoshop.

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Posted June 11, 2011 by Karen Greene Malos in Fine Art, People

Not Always Fine Art   Leave a comment

I have always considered myself a fine art photographer. Lately I have been rethinking that title. Over the years, I have lovingly taken hundreds of thousands of photographs of my children. I have been a child photographer, photojournalist, and  sports photographer. I have spent the last 21 years building a photographic history of my children’s lives.  Frequently, I hear, “You should be a professional photographer,” and I want that- someday. Maybe someday soon. Here are a few photos that I have taken in the last few months- all of my daughter. Whenever I start thinking that I should have spent more time committing to the profession of photography, I look back on the photos of my children and I am proud of both my photos and my children. Becoming a professional is on the horizon and when I finally make that leap I will have many years of experience behind me!

Posted May 23, 2011 by Karen Greene Malos in People, Uncategorized