Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Evolution of a smile.
If you have never had a baby, then you may not know: it's hard to get a photo of her smiles. She only holds them for a few seconds. They're spontaneous. She smiles when she looks right at your face, not at the camera. So you may have to focus your lens, keep your camera locked against your right shoulder, crane your neck out so she can see your face, then click and coo and squeal until she smiles. Then you may have to hold your finger over the shutter button and click away, hoping she's still in focus, since you aren't looking through the viewfinder. You may have to do all this while your toddler swings on your pantleg and tugs at your elbow...
And you may have to try five different times throughout the day.
But it is so totally worth it.