Shoulder Ride

This is another of my favourites from my family shoot for my sister and bro-in-law. There’s something about a little boy getting a shoulder ride from dad that’s just picture perfect…the smile they get from being ‘on top of the world’ is infectious.

On a different note, I’m thinking of setting up a one light photobooth at my nephews’ 3rd birthday party tomorrow. I’ve got a single 430ex and a shoot through umbrella to work with, and I’m taking suggestions for the best way to set things up. I’ve never done anything like this before, so any help is greatly appreciated!

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, 50mm, F 2.0, ISO 100, 1/5000 sec

Scott Ackerman - April 15, 2011 - 7:18 am

Great candid shot Heath! You really captured the moment.

Mike Olbinski - April 15, 2011 - 7:27 am

Awwwww, I like it!

Mike Olbinski - April 15, 2011 - 7:28 am

IM/email me if you want help on the photobooth.

Brian Furbush - April 15, 2011 - 7:42 am

Adorable shot Heath!

Chris Nitz - April 15, 2011 - 7:56 am

Such an adorable shot! Good luck getting your booth setup as well 🙂

Chris Frailey - April 15, 2011 - 7:57 am

Fun shot. Gotta love those.

Kristi Hines - April 15, 2011 - 8:21 am

Adorable shot! I’m sure this will be one they treasure in their family memories archive. 🙂

A.Barlow - April 15, 2011 - 8:45 am

Awesome shot, nice and crisp!

Jason Hines - April 15, 2011 - 8:56 am

Very nice shot Heath. My wife would consider this “cute”. 🙂

Steve Beal - April 15, 2011 - 9:04 am

Another awesome B&W – great moment you captured!

Ryan Sexton - April 15, 2011 - 10:59 am

Fantastic portrait, I really like the extreme contrasts.

Erin Duke - April 15, 2011 - 11:03 am

What a sweet moment you captured! Absolutely precious. 🙂

Adam Olson - April 15, 2011 - 11:22 am

This is a fun photo Heath! Great job!

Jesse Pafundi - April 15, 2011 - 11:22 am

Totally nailed it. The expression, focus, DOF, and high key look are just perfect. Let me know how that booth goes!

Jim Denham - April 15, 2011 - 11:52 am

These are my favorite images Heath – real life that express emotions in each of us. We all have taken a ride on Dad’s shoulders or given one to our children, or both. It’s one of those things in life that brings a smile to my face! Awesome image!

Jim Nix - April 15, 2011 - 1:10 pm

That’s a great shot. I hope you know these folks as they would surely want a copy of this photo. Well done. Jim