Thursday, August 13, 2009

so this is what happens when you give a kid a camera...

On mom's last day of the summer at the preschool before that terrible thing known as vacation, I came to work with her. As usual, I took a lot of pictures. Also as usual, I won't post them without parental permission. Luckily for me, one of my favorite little girls to photograph has a really awesome mom who doesn't mind me sharing this with you.

My Care Bear, as I started calling her when we were both new at the preschool, has the misfortune to be a lot like me. She's really smart and doesn't take naps, so what's a girl to do? We just had to have a photography workshop. It was the only thing we could do. We initially brought out another student so they could take turns doing 'off-camera lighting' for each other. I didn't quite think through giving preschoolers a flash and letting them push the button. Freckles kept pushing the button repeatedly while Care Bear fired the flash right into his eyes. Once we realized how silly an idea it was, we sent Freckles back inside and continued attempting to do 'off-camera lighting' with her holding the flash around her face.

Aria playtime

We got a few shots that demonstrated that if I ever needed an assistant, she was ready to go. Then we decided to just have fun and see what we got. Even her mom admits that she's a bit of a diva.

playground workshop C

We were having so much fun just playing around but if you looks away for one second, you'd end up with her posing like a model.

playground workshop B

If there are children's books about giving mice cookies, pigs pancakes, and moose muffins, why not a book about if you give a kid a camera? In this case, I qualify as the kid but I have a feeling Care Bear isn't far behind. (Sorry, mom.)

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