here is the one and only lesson i learned about taking photos today.
know your subject.
i can't trick this guy.
he isn't a baby.
i have to commission him.
see if he needs work.
see how much he charges.
he apparently charges one green tootsie pop, today.
for one green tootsie pop i get some cute smiles, his hands on the typewriter (dirty fingernails and legs give it character), relatively good cooperation and a strong back to move furniture around so the sunlight can be to my liking.
that, i think, is called respect.
i'm respecting him and his time.
he knows what i expect and respects my requests.
it feels a bit business-like and i think we both enjoyed that today.
and because of the good feelings, he had his own idea.
although i might not have decided to do this, since i've seen it a lot before, he really wanted to try the shadow of hands doing a heart thing....
how sweet is that?
i'm not sure if he saw it on pinterest, over my shoulder, or if it came to him as an idea with the shadows from the lighting, but i just went with it.
he was so proud of that.
and he could tell i was pleased.
it was an over all good transaction with some sweetness thrown in.
by oldest son.