Monday, January 2, 2012

A Family Portrait with Uncooperative Children

Also in this issue:
  • Flash Exposure Accuracy with the A77 and A65
  • A Pitch for a Cable Show
  • Seminars for 2012 
  • Other Stuff
A Family Portrait with Uncooperative Children

The above shot was probably the most difficult family portrait I've ever had to shoot.  Part of the problem is I'm in the shot, but the significantly bigger problem is that there are three grandchildren in the picture, two of whom don't know anything about sitting still or posing, and the third absolutely, positively refuses to pose or even smile for the camera.  And there was no photographer on hand to provide a distraction and shoot at the decisive moment when everyone's looking.  What to do?