Sunday, September 2, 2007

A Good Beginning

  • My first photo shoot went way better than I expected, I guess having two really adorable kids and a super sweet and cooperative Nanny helped. I arrived at the house and found them ready and willing to have some fun. The children were fun and I managed to shood a roll of 120 in my Kiev, a roll of B/W in my Brownie Hawkeye and a slew of digitals with my Nikon D70. Some things I learned from the first shoot are.
  • One hour MAX, young kids will only cooperate for about 40 min.
  • Bring a polaroid for some instant gratification.
  • Save the silly stuff for the end, it is tough to reel in the kids.
  • Work quickly.
  • Learn Spanish.
I will write more about my feelings and thoughts in my paper, I wanted to get these images up on my blog.


Neva Austrew said...

These are great! I love the one of them by the pool, and it's hilarious how they just hang off the the Nanny is wearing a kid coat or something!

I'm curious why you feel you should learn Spanish now?

Mary E Mayer said...

They love her, It was so nice to see them so sweet and loving to her.I think I could have explained myself so much more to the nanny. I could have made her feel a bit more at ease. But her english was very good.
Thanks for the kudos, your paper was great I'm trying to get mine done tonight!!! More pix to post. I love the photo of you infront of the wall de Carle!!!!
Great work sofar Neva keep it up.