Posing frightened kids

Discussion in 'People' started by Uncle Frank, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Their mommy asked me if I'd take a picture of her little darllings. "Deelighted," sez I.


    So I have them stand in front of the flowers, and the first thing mom does is stand off to the left and command them, "Say cheese!"

    "Nonono," I protest. "I'd rather have them frown. I'm a professional Please go sit down and let me deal with these little ladies."

    So I line them up again, but they're a little nervous about a strange man pointing a huge lens at them, so I get this.

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    "Uh, that's pretty good," I say, encouragingly, "but let's try again."

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    Rats. Now I pull out my favorite sneaky posing trick. "Girls, don't look at me. Look at each other and make faces."

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    I chimped it and groaned out loud... and the girls thought that was the funniest thing they'd ever heard, and that I wasn't so scary after all. Go figure.

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    And that's how I do it :biggrin:.
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  2. Of course I like the last two the best but would suggest you straighten them a bit. The older girl on the last one looks about ready to fall over. Thanks for sharing your technique.
  3. Frank

    Great lesson (thank you) and very nice capture on the last one in particular
  4. Thanks for keeping me on my toes, Gordon :).

    But the point of the story was getting from here


    to here

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    in (per the exif data) 1 minute and 35 seconds.
  5. I know and you did a good job in doing it.
  6. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    You my friend are a master - invaluable advice. Thanks!:smile:
  7. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    lol .. great technique, Frank ...i just pay em...;-))


    Awesome transition Uncle Frank!
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  9. Great advice, Frank...well done.