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50mm f/1.4 ISO 1600 1/150 aka Photographing a Child in CONSTANT MOTION

By caseymullins |

If you’re familiar with camera speak at all you’ll know that the mish mash of numbers above means I pushing my camera AS HARD AS I COULD to get a photo of a moving child in low light without a flash. (Spoiler alert: it didn’t go so well.) BUT! I got photos. I got photos that capture exactly what life is like with this little girl around. This little girl who loves gymnastics and does nothing but flip, twirl and tumble in our front room up until we demand her to go to bed.

She never stands still.

I joked that you know when you live with a gymnast when you have more photos of them upside down than right side up, which is exactly what I have.

When it comes to photographing children, I’ve learned that it’s better to take a mediocre picture than none at all. These photos prove that.

Behold: A gloomy evening in the life of Addie.

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Photographing a Child in Constant Motion

look at the JOY on her face.

This totally makes writing that check every month worth it.

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Casey Mullins is a writer, photographer, and nice person living in Indianapolis with her two little girls, husband, and a one eyed cat. She writes regularly at her personal blog moosh in indy and can be found trolling local bakeries and napping whenever possible. Read bio and latest posts → Read Casey's latest posts →

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One thought on “50mm f/1.4 ISO 1600 1/150 aka Photographing a Child in CONSTANT MOTION

  1. Melissa Laundre says:

    Oh yes, I definitely agree. An ok photo is much better than none at all. I have so many ok photos that I just cannot possibly delete. Even though exposure is way off or it’s blurry..I’m a photo hoarder.
    Did you do gymnastics when you were younger? I can remember taking my dad’s wood plank ( he’s a woodworker/cabinet maker ) and I’d use that as a balance beam. I was obsessed with gymnastics when I was our kids age. I love looking at your photos, brings back good memories…xo
    Love ya Casey!

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