After wiffle-waffling for some weeks, I’m joining the talented group of photographers, the Photo Rehab group at Lucile’s blog.  My understanding is that PhotoRehab is a place not to rehab from photography addiction, but to wallow in it.  🙂  I’m good with that!  Photography’s an addiction I indulge in as often as possible.

I rarely shoot photos of people for a variety of reasons.  First, I remember “back in the day” when we photographers were told that if we wanted to use a photo of a person, they’d need to sign a permission slip.  Maybe that was only if the photo was to be published a/o sold, but that stuck with me.  Second, I feel intrusive pointing a camera at someone.  Last, but not least, many of the places I’m taking photos are out in nature, not around people.  But…

…there are three bloggers who take wonderful photos of people and have inspired me to try my hand at it.  They are, in no particular order: Lucile, Stéphane at My French Heaven, who has a post on tips for portrait photography, and Jaap.  Therefore, I searched my files for any photos of people and actually found a few.  I’ll start with the youngest subjects this week. I’m including photos in black and white for each subject.  Each type of presentation has its pluses, but often it comes down to personal preference. If you have a moment, let me know which you prefer and why.





  1. Tish Farrell says:

    These are lovely, Janet, so forge ahead 🙂

  2. Su Leslie says:

    I agree with Tish; they’re beautiful. I’m a sucker for black and white portraits, so I’m going to say I slightly prefer them.

  3. steveo says:

    Kids – can’t go wrong with any of them! The last one stands out for me. Nice skin tones, little highlights around the nose, the light is not as flat and the intricate color and shape patterns which didn’t stand out as well in the monochrome version.

  4. Welcome to the Rehab! Actually we are suckers for a good photograph! 🙂 as addictive as breathing lol

  5. Dear Janet,

    Wonderful portraits, but I’m so not surprised. 😉



  6. nowathome says:

    lovely shots! I hardly even take photo’s of people, only when we have a family gathering.

  7. The conversion to monochrome gives each child the attention needed to appreciate their facial features. Well done.

  8. Truly photography, well all art, is, and should be, nothing short of an addiction.

  9. Tina Schell says:

    Nicely done Janet. I much prefer the B&W because it lets the eye focus on the subject without being distracted by the color. Art is such a personal thing tho, I’m sure the reactions would be 50/50 in a larger poll😊

  10. Norma says:

    These are lovely portraits Janet. 😀 For me it’s the black & white that I love. 🙂

  11. lolaWi says:

    lovely shots, Janet! your subjects are cuties! 🙂

  12. So beautiful. I can appreciate your feelings at shooting people. I feel the same way

  13. First of all, a warm welcome to you, the new “patient” of the Photo Rehab Clinic! We are very happy to have you joining us.
    I love your portraits and think they both work very well, however, I tend to prefer monochrome, because it feels like a cleaner image, for the absence of colors beings forward the facial expressions, and that’s where the photo speaks to me the most.
    Great entry, Janet! Thank you so much.

  14. desleyjane says:

    Lovely! So glad you’re here 🙂
    I love the black and white. I especially love that very concerned look in the second shot.

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