Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Life's Little Pleasures

Shooting and interviewing kids can be a delight, but it's also like pulling teeth. I went to the Friends for Life Child Care this afternoon to shoot for a story about Louisiana child care. When the guy with the big camera and flashing lights arrives, the kids get excited, and getting shots as they "normally" behave is difficult. All eyes are on you, and you simply have to wait for the kids to get used to your presence and turn back to their schoolwork. I just go through the motions, taking shots of kids who obviously know what a camera is and love to give me the "cheese" and "fuzzy pickles" big grin. Sometimes it's a youngster who's extremely curious, like the outtake below...
Other times you can make the curious kiddie work to your advantage.
Sooner or later though, kids go back to being kids and they forget you're even there and enjoy life's little pleasures...like blowing bubbles.

2 comments:

Anonymous 3/08/2007 10:39 PM  

Love that last shot. The little girl watching is so cute. Nice moment.

Anonymous 3/19/2007 10:22 AM  

Great sequence of photos. Curiosity is one of the things that make most children so wonderful. That twinkle in their eyes. Dreaming, wondering, is that really going to show me. Good job.

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