Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The art of planting onions
Here is something I learned while watching this little girl grow from an infant: You don't have to have a person's face in the picture to make it a good shot. I have come to dislike the way people start on a child at a young age, asking them to force a fake smile for the camera, as though one is only acceptable to others, or lovely, if he is smiling. It's amazing at what a young age children learn to fake a smile for the camera, and I wonder if this is the reason some children hate having their pictures taken at an early age.
I've learned to take pictures of the top of the kid's head, the soles of her feet, the little fingers grasping onto a leaf of grass. I learned this by watching a child.