Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Enjoy today's installment of Aaron Johnson's photocentric comic strip "What the Duck." I had a hard time picking my favorite this week, as to of the strips resonated with me, so I think I will treat you to both for double the pleasure.

I haven't had the chance yet to shoot pets during a family portrait session. But if my own dogs are any indication, you can bet that getting them to sit still is extremely difficult unless they've just come back from a day-long doggie daycare stint, only the best doggy-treats and a long walk to boot! I've had more luck with shooting children. One of my tips...let the children handle your camera under close supervision, maybe even allow them to take a few shots if your heart can handle the fear of letting go of your own equipment. It only takes a few minutes, and every time I've ever done it, the children seem instantly more invested in the process of posing with their 'rents. I also like to let them play and rough house if their folks are up to it because it tires them out and you get some great candid shots!

"What the Duck" is an online comic strip. Viewers are welcome to link, post, copy/paste, or save the strips to their own sites, blogs, forums, newsletters, etc. Aaron also allows viewers to suggest titles for his individual strips, which I think is a great way to interact with his blog readers.

This one just cracked me up! No further explanation needed (although when clients take their clothes off for me, it's intentional during a boudoir or artistic nude session! hehehe)


Rob said...

I've taken sooo many pictures of my dog that when he see me with the camera pointed at him he barks at me and runs and hides.

Sheba Wheeler said...

LMAO! Yep, my two dogs and my cat respond the same way! That's hilarious.

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