What Kids'Photographs Can A Watermelon Show
- Dec 02, 2019
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Every life has many first times. The first time to smile, the first time to look up, the first time to sit, the first time to crawl, the first time to walk, the first time to call Dad... For many, many, many first time, let the children discover the unknown, and try to grow up risky. So what is the experience of eating watermelon for the first time? Put the watermelon on the platform, and Jojo approached curiously and vigilantly. For a while, carefully touch, and for a while, happily pat. It's like a big leather ball, but it's not so heavy. I told Joe, "The big round one is a watermelon, not a winter melon, not a pumpkin..." She looked blank and funny. When he cut the watermelon, Jojo cried out in surprise. The green peel was covered with red flesh. She picked up a spoon and dug a small mouthful and licked it carefully. First, she opened her mouth and stared at her eyes. In an instant, the corners of her mouth turned up and her eyes narrowed into a crack. Watermelon is so delicious!
I watched Joe's innocent expression warm in my heart. Originally, a watermelon can be the taste of happiness.
Tranquil morning, pleasant afternoon, in the window, floor, dining table, indoor and outdoor corner, casually record children's relaxed and happy daily life, simple and happy.
There are many meanings of photography, and "record" is undoubtedly one of the most important meanings. Many photographs are used to record current events, historical buildings, endangered animals and natural features that are about to disappear. This type of work has the value of historical documents, and after decades or hundreds of years, the best of them will even be recorded in the history books. And their filmmakers will become worthy great photographers. While looking up at the master Xiang Bei, I also think about the significance of my own photography. Often those seemingly ordinary day-to-day, but will hit the heart. Those pictures captured with eyes and souls are more tender than any photographic technique. I have no grand pursuit, nor lofty ideals. Just as a father, she grew up in her own way. Perhaps the wish is very small, but I am very happy.，。，。
Daily shooting can be relatively casual, without special preparation of clothes and props, without defining the theme of shooting, without special attention to composition. The shooting site can be either outdoor or indoor; it can be a park bench or a living room sofa; it can be a green lawn or a wooden floor; it can be a clean wall or a messy bedroom... These are ordinary and true, implying traces of life. In May, the weather in Shanghai has quietly become sultry, and the warm wind can feel the taste of summer when it is out of date. The family bought a watermelon, and Jojo thought it was a big ball. He climbed over and patted it, holding it in his arms and refused to let go. Watching her close to the watermelon, I couldn't help but pick up the camera and record the moment.，。
At that time, Qiao Qiao was only in her early years, and could not walk independently. She was very stable in her sitting position. When playing on the window terrace, the outdoor sunshine is very strong. Fortunately, the window screen filters most of the hard light, making the indoor light more soft, leaving no obvious shadow on Jojo. However, due to the large light ratio indoors and outdoors, on the basis of ensuring sufficient brightness of the subject, the windows as the background have been overexposed and lost all details. From the perspective of photography, these photos violate many basic principles of shooting, such as not to expose, such as the relationship between the subject and the background, which can be said to be a group of relatively unsuccessful films. Even from my usual high-exposure perspective, the background area has been overexposed. In fact, there are many ways to avoid this situation. We can use external flash devices or reflective media to brighten the foreground. We can also use "automatic surround exposure mode" to take pictures, and then produce pictures with moderate brightness of foreground and background through post-production.，
However, children's curiosity about new things is very short, if they worry too much at this time, they may lose many wonderful moments. Anyway, it's not the background light or the foreground color that touches me. Why should I care so much?，，。，，。
I always thought that the form of the Han Dynasty's drum beating, talking and singing pottery figurines was a form of artistic exaggeration. Until I saw Jojo's action, let me understand that the original art really comes from life. It's hard to imagine how easy it would be to lift your legs and raise your feet in a straight sitting position if you hadn't seen it with your own eyes. Maybe when we were young, we could finish it without difficulty, but the scene did not remain in our memory. But Jojo certainly has no such regret. I have recorded this "brilliant" moment for her.
There are many moments worth recording in our daily life. If we want to successfully capture these fleeting moments, we need to be good at observation. It has certain predictive power for the expression and action of the subject.
Children are not like adults who have self-control, more often they are lively and active ghosts and horses. Even when you know you're taking pictures, you're always uncomfortable with the status quo. This requires more preparations in the early stage and snaps immediately when the exciting moment comes. But remember not to shoot blindly, let alone rely on the number of wins, think that from dozens or even hundreds of photos can always choose a satisfactory work. It's very easy to miss the best part of this kind of lucky shooting. We get a lot of scrap, but when we meet the moment that is really worth snapping, we may have inaccurate focus and blurred picture because of inadequate preparation; or the composition is not ideal enough, which is suitable for all kinds of unfortunate situations, such as the whole body result only caught half-body and so on. Such photographs, if any, will only add to regret.
In a single environment, in addition to enriching the composition by changing the perspective, children can also try some new things to get more interesting gestures, which will make the whole group of photos simple but not boring.
Previously, I was worried that the digestive system of a child was not perfect, so I dared not give her many things to eat. This time, Jojo finally let go of the bondage and tasted the taste of watermelon. It's very curious what expression children will have when they eat watermelon for the first time. Joy? Doubt? Be surprised? Changing the shooting angle can better show the facial expression. Use 24 wide angle, slant up 45 degrees close-range overhead, clear and accurate grasp of the expression. Wide-angle distortion brings about edge stretching effect, which enhances the fun and appeal of the photos. The visual focus is defined in the orientation of the face and eyes, and the slightly exaggerated central divergence effect highlights the linear perspective of the picture, so as to better highlight the main body to emphasize facial features.
A good work needs to pay attention to many aspects, such as subject content, details, light and shade relations, and even symbolic significance. But in daily shooting, we can record those moments that make us happy, happy and happy, and will still be moved by these memories for a long time to come. I think this is the real meaning of daily photography.