Today, being rained in, I thought I would try my hand at portraits. Given that the only two subjects available to me were Madilyn, my seven year old, and Mario, my two year old. I went with the one who is actually capable of sitting still for longer than a minute.
Using Madi as a subject is a challenge for even professional photographers. It normally turns into the most frustrating ordeal as she poses in a pose that she thinks is worthy of Next Top Model and in reality looks awkward and almost painful. The photographer has to coerce a natural looking pose as well as a natural looking expression from her tiny little self. Out of the 300+ pictures I snapped of her, I got less than a handful of pictures I was happy with.