Getting good images of young ones is no easy assignment. They are constantly in motion, and though some will slow down and ham it up for the camera, my little guy here is totally oblivious of my intentions and as such, usually keeps himself moving in all directions, and quickly. But sometimes I catch him just right. I avoid shooting in high-continuous mode (firing off as many images images as my d300s’s buffer and memory card can capture while holding down the shutter release) b/c it just seems a little weird.
I shoot my kids often in the afternoon, in this north-facing room as it tends to get really good light. But without flash (which I love), and a fast moving subject, it requires a high ISO, and a wide open aperture. This was grabbed at ISO 1000 at f/2 (on a 50mm 1.4) at 1/100th of a second. Too many good shots have been missed at slower shutter speeds. And then again, I’ve captured many a great shot at 1/30th or so. Anyhow, such is the love of this craft and pursuit of images we’ll cherish forever…….