First of all, I want to take this opportunity to wish all Canadians a Happy Canada Day (July 1st) and all Americans Happy Independence Day (July 4th).Y, I must say that I absolutely adore taking photographs of my grandchildren! However, I've learned a major lesson from them - do NOT tell them to smile! More often than not, they will either put on their "camera" face or run in the opposite direction. I have found that the more I relax and let them just do their own thing, they will forget that I have my camera in hand and won't mind hearing the odd "click." "The best thing you can do to create beautiful art with a child is simply relax and be yourself. Kids are perceptive. They sense when you’re overdoing it and aren’t acting like yourself, and they’ll respond in kind." Read more: http://digital-photography-school.com/cut-the-cheese-5-tips-for-photographing-kids#ixzz1zD7nucfn
With a great deal of patience, I have been able to capture them as they are, in their own environment enjoying the things that children love to do. I went through my old and new photos of my grandson and granddaughter and found some that I will share with you. These particular photos show just what I mean about letting them relax and have fun with whatever is at their disposal. I've also, in most cases, used the sports mode of my camera because they're always moving! I didn't include any photos that clearly show their faces because their mom would
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Ansel Adams, photographer, said "You don’t take a photograph, you make it."