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Later this week, I am going to take some family photos for a friend. I am flattered she asked (of course), but terrified. I have until recently, taken most photo’s on ‘auto’. I am still trying to navigate all the bells and whistles on the new camera. Basically, I get the odd good shot by luck. I’ve been practicing; the kids aren’t all that fond of my hobby, and therefore, hesitant to help me out.
The only decent pictures I get of Georgia are candid shots. Don’t get me wrong, I like candid shots, but I really want to sit the kids down and practice. There are all kinds of buttons and dials … and I just can’t switch settings fast enough to shoot moving subjects. Candid shots for me have to be taken on auto.
CHILDREN. PLEASE. I. WANT. TO. PRACTICE. (and get a good snap of ALL three of you – really it shouldn’t be this hard).
My plan was to set them all together on a rustic bench in the front yard. The leaves are just starting to change and there are some pretty colors. I figured I’d get Lizzy and Sam all set up and then get Georgia in there at the last minute.
Me: “NO … closer, NO … closer — Sit right next to each other!”
Sam: “Why do we have to sit so close?”
His sister is a girl … God help him if they get too close.
Me: “Because I said so.”
Georgia: “Sam it’s the POWER OF LOVE!”
I gave up on my dream of a group shot. After reevaluating the situation, I decided I was going to be happy to get in a little practice.
You’re probably thinking that I need a helper. Mr. MK could be my assistant right? Nooooo … he’s busy sawing logs!
Once again, I’m dreaming of the perfect group shot.
HA … just kidding they’re off to the corner store for a slurpee, being ‘rotten’ models is hard work.
If you live close and your children are better behaved than mine, could I practice on them? FREE!
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