Receiving a new hat and scarf from your Mumzy (his grandma for those worried he calls me Mumzy) is a great reason for photos. And nothing says four year old better than the clashing of shirt stripes with hat and scarf. When you get the willing subject, sometimes that means you get the cheesy grin in the less than perfect location.
So you entice him to move to get a better background, but now...
the background is better but wow, that face? Seriously? THAT is not my child. And light, is okay, but still not what I want.
Ahh, now better. Eyes lit up the way I like, almost natural face, background better. Just want to see the REAL smile. Must now resort to the trick of the moment, effective with the 3-4 year old boy crowd, confusing to most girls though. "Do not stand on that spot. Do not look at the camera. Do not look at the lens. Do not smile." And then guess what I get?
The real deal! I'll take the less than perfect composition! This SAYS Ian! Well, unless you know him well, and then this photo really sums up a bit of what we live with!
and of course this too.
Any guesses which one was selected as my POTD? What tricks do you use to capture your little ones?