“I love to take photos of my kids on the big shiny metal slide at Maple Grove Central Park, which pulls triple-duty—it serves as a reflector to add fill light; it casts a nice reflection; and it resonates a terrific smile on the kids,” Greg Schaeffer says.
Sliding Down a Mirror at Central Park won first place in the city landmarks category of our annual photo contest. Schaeffer took the photo with a Canon 5D MII with a Canon 600EX-RT speed light, which was modified by a MagMod grid and MagSphere.
“The look on my daughter’s face of pure joy and unbridled glee” is Schaeffer’s favorite element of the photo. “I love taking photos of kids … I love the different genres, including longer exposure landscapes, nightscapes, light paintings with fluorescent tubes (Eric Pare style) and shooting professional and amateur golf,” he says.