But no matter how much I have studied, I still end up with photos that look like this:
|From Nancy's News and Memories|
When I first started working as a nurse in a large downtown hospital, I saw my first cockroach. I learned that when I walk into a dark utility room and turn on the lights, cockroaches quickly scurry (as only they can) out to the periphery of the room and disappear. People can have a similar response when they see a camera. These chairs were vacated by friends of mine at our local knitting store:
Of course, my friends and family have learned from each other - we call this the Jen move:
Children don't see the need to hide. They allow their feelings to show. And, sometimes, you get priceless family photos that look like this:
I have tried to explain that I want to capture wonderful, candid moments. Moments that show real love and emotion, joy and happiness, family and friends. I have read articles dedicated to persuading people to allow their photo to be taken. Articles that describe ways to keep people from contorting their face or hiding their face when they see a camera. None of them have given me any insight. Do you have any insights that would work?
Leave a strategy in the comments - maybe we can help each other out!
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