Category Archives: Children

Raders Photo Challenge assignment: Play time

The new Readers Photo Challenge assignment is “Play.” The old San Joaquin County Fair photography contest used to have a category called “people at work or play.” Since this is summertime and many people are on vacation we’re going to take up the latter half of that and do photographs of people playing. Getting photos [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Child’s play

“Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.”- Kailash Satyarthi The subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment is “Children.” They are often among the subjects that everyone photographs the most. Kids grow up so fast and we want to capture all the special moments in [...]

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Ask and ye shall receive

I had an assignment to shoot the Restore the Core exercise class at the Lockeford Springs Golf Club’s pro shop. The class is for new moms who want to tone up a flabby stomach left after child birth. When I got there, instructor Leigh Hobson was just starting the class of about five women, and [...]

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Barney need not apply

6-year-old Sander Lagaay dances to the music of the Afternaps band during a weekly kids music event held by the group at the Blackwater Cafe in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/50th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 200) The Blackwater Cafe in Stockton is known for hosting eclectic styles of entertainment [...]

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Who’s your daddy?

Sarah Rouse works with 2-year-olds Ava Clanton, left, and Hannah Hiatt in the Building Blocks progam at the Speech Therapy Associates in Lodi. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: 17-35mm @17mm. Exposure: 1/30 sec., @ f/2.8. ISO: 400) It’s hard to beat cute. I shot the Building Blocks program at the Speech Therapy Associates office in Lodi [...]

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Jump!

Sonny Orifano, 10, has fun jumping on a trampoline in the front yard of his cousin’s house on Alpine Avenue in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17. Exposure: 1/320 sec., @ f/16, w/fill flash. ISO: 200) “Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall” -  Ray [...]

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Captain America lives again

Gerritt Bod of Stockton wears a Captain America costume at the annual Halloween event at the university in Stockton.(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 112mm. Exposure: f/2.8 @1/250, ISO 200) At the UOP Halloween Safe Trick-or-Treat event I saw a number of kids dressed as Batman, Spider-man and Superman, but only one Captain America. [...]

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Boo to you

“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!’” – Dexter Kozen Susan Chaisson of Stockton points out other costumes to her 3-year-old son Joseph Chaisson Jr. at the annual Safe Trick or Treat event on the campus of the University of the Pacific in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon [...]

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Pay no attention to the (wo)man behind the curtain

Puppeteer Rachel Malin with the Sacramento-based Puppet Art Theater Company, entertains library goers with a performance of a puppet show called “Frankenswine” at the Maya Angelou Branch Library in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure: f/2.8 @ 1/125, ISO 500) On an assignment to cover a puppet show I saw that [...]

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Getting a jump on things

Neil Hafley School eighth graders Elizabeth Shaw, left, Bryson Stonum and Sandra Reed tie ribbons on a chain link fence at the school to spell out the words “B Fly, Not High”. The group was doing the activity in advance of next week’s anti-drug Red Ribbon Week.(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure: [...]

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