Fun with Blocks

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For the holiday weekend Lexi and I went to upstate NY for some time with my family.  My Mom has these fantastic wooden blocks that I adore and so I had a little shoot with Lexi and the blocks.  I’ve been thinking more and more about putting myself out there to photograph children and I think this would be a great prop to have.  Do you have any suggestions?

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For anyone that calls me an uptight mother I’d like to point out that I have no problem allowing my child to eat her own shoe while I set up a shot.  I’m still working with the D700 learning curve and my fantastic 50mm lens with the great depth of field is my new go-to-lens.  For the first time I’m seeing some natural vignetting.  

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And the shoe went away and Lexi noticed the blocks and started her army crawl to get to them STAT.  And now the focus changes.

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And then she considered which block would be the tastiest of all the blocks.

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And she selected the letter E.  Good choice.

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I was thinking about all kinds of things I’d love to do with these blocks.  Making picture books of real animals and then laying over a photo of the animals name in the blocks seemed like a cute idea too.  What do you use for props?

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