A few weekends ago I shot the Williams family on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.
Although the kids didn’t really
want their photos taken, I still managed to snap a couple of keepers. I employed some of the tactics I learned last summer at Skip’s Summer School
, a four day photo workshop in Las Vegas, regarding family photographs. This little boy did not want anything to do with photos, so I took him aside, by himself, and just talked
to him. Asked him what was up. Asked him why he wasn’t having a good day. Asked him why he didn’t like having photos taken. I even complimented his dump truck. This opened him up a little — it’s amazing what the minds of children do when they’re trusted and treated as equals.
(The little girl loved it.)