It’s Recital Season for Kids… and a new review of the Nikon 70-200mm Lens

My 3-year-old daughter, Isabella, has been dancing around all night for me, getting ready for her big event tomorrow. It’s her first dance recital.

Her outfit is complete, her spins are looking almost 360, and her beauty sleep is currently in full-force. The epic event is at 4 PM tomorrow. Who has recitals at 4 PM on a weekday? I don’t know. Isabella does. That’s who. I’m not allowed to take photos, so say the ballet-gestapo that run the event. Should I organize an email campaign to make an exception?!!?!? Maybe we can get a 100-200K emails sent over there in protest! hehe…

This first photo below was included in the recent Newsletter, in which I gave an advance link to the new Nikon 70-200 Review. It’s a great lens, and there are a bunch of cool pics from that camera in the review. This piano photo was taken while my 8-year-old was practicing for his recital. He got to play on his first grand piano, and it was cute because he had trouble reaching the pedals because they were so far from the bench.

The second photo below is Isabella is from a few weeks ago when we went to the Greekfest here in Austin… she had her face painted like a unicorn… it was her first face-painting ever, so of course I was there with the camera. That one was taken with the 50mm – I have more info on that one over at the Nikon 50mm Review.

Texas Shots-12106-June 06, 2009 (by Stuck in Customs)

Isabella as the Unicorn (by Stuck in Customs)

  • Wow, that’s too bad they won’t let you in with a camera. My 4-year-old had one a recital (is it really that? I think it was more of a “here’s what you spent your money on” event). They specifically emphasized that cameras were OK.

    Some of my best pics over the last month were in there… With the 50mm 1.4 (older) Nikon lens, in fact.

  • I think it is absurd that you are not allowed to take photos. It is your child, and an (important) event in her life. Who are they to deprive you of that joy? Funny, I am not a parent, nor likely will be, but I should be on some parental rights committee…

  • Awwww, sweet pictures, Trey!! I agree, you should be able to take pictures at the recital, especially since you are a professional photographer. Yep, we need to start an email protest 😉 !!

  • whoa!!! the kids photo is awesome…. stunning colors.

  • casusan

    Super good pics of the kids Trey! Soooo cute! Too bad about the picture taking at the recital…’ll have to put it in your memory bank!

  • hehe yeah… it’s okay.. I’ll get over it! 🙂

  • Thats crazy! I was laying in bed just last night and I was trying to figure out what I need to sell so that I could buy that lens… Anyone want to buy a portrait studio set up? haha

  • My guess they don’t let you take photos to encourage you to buy the bad flash photos from the photographer that is giving them a cut of their package sales. I say you smuggle in the D3X with the 70-200 lens. Perhaps nobody will notice notice…

  • She is sooooooooo cute! I hope she had a great time!

  • Actually I think that’s infuriating – it’s your child and these people claim you can’t take photos of her? I think I’d be ripping someone’s head off pertaining to that idiotic policy they’ve got in place there.

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