So I'm taking a photography course. We have assignments, and up until last week, I had managed to complete them without involving Jackson and Clayton, who are less than willing models. But since our assignment last week was all about the ins and outs of photographing an actual person, I was forced to try to rope one of them in. I wasn't that successful.
I picked Jackson as my target since he will actually look at me once in a while (when Clayton sees my camera, he immediately starts ignoring me). I tried to capture him in the morning, and after literally soaking my shirt with sweat, I gave up. That afternoon, I was bound and determined to get my homework accomplished--this had me begging, pleading, and practically doing gymnastics to get a decent "portrait" (term used very loosely in this instance). It finally dawned on me that I could use the swing to keep him in one spot, so in he went. I immediately got the "in your face" pose.
And then the always popular "maybe if I ignore her she'll go away" pose.
At the time, I was more than perturbed with the little guy. However, in hindsight, I'm glad I did capture photos that reflect his personality, even if they aren't posed completely perfect. I do look forward to the day, though, when he actually looks at my camera with a big grin instead of running past me saying "CHEESE!!"