For the last couple of weekends I have been busy shooting family portraits for a bunch of friends. I have refrained from posting the images because I do not want to show the images here before they are sent to their friends (since we share many of the same friends). But, I had to post this one shot because it made me smile. It is a really cute picture of one of the youngsters and it is a good picture to show a little of the Fall season.
For you photographers out there, this was shot on the Canon 5D Mark II set at ISO 1000, f6.3 at 1/100th of a second. I used a Canon 580 EXII fill flash cranked down by one full stop. I used a 70-200 2.8 IS lens so that I could stay back and just let "the kid be a kid" and capture a real smile. I always prefer real emotions to the canned smiles, and this shows you why!