for all your kind words and support. I was a bit hesitant to say anything, as I really am just learning, and I also have a few photog-type-people who read here... I was scared of their mocking jeers :)
The thing is, if you hang around the blogisphere, you might come to think that everyone's an expert - the bar is set awfully high. And that's true.
There are a lot of people out there that still chop off heads, don't own cameras etc.
No blog, no flickr, no interest, no time, no inclination.
Or those people that *can* take a lovely pic, but aren't so good on the auto-timer, so have no pics of *them* in the photo, with their family. Or who just want someone else to bully them around and tell them how to stand, to move their arm, and lift their chin a little.
And no, I can't share photos here ( as much as i'd like to ) .. but maybe in future, on another blog i'm working on, and with model releases signed. Probably the actors - ha ha ... after all, they want to be seen, don't they ?
Perhaps a casting agent reads the blog .. ? ;)
But I do like this pic - believe it or not, it was a quick snap before Swimming Lessons ( going well, BTW .. the 4th lesson *was* the one, as predicted by the staff .. before that, it was pretty horrific, and the 3rd lesson was literally a kicking-and-screaming-from-the-car scene. We were so happy with the meek little boy who turned up with a smile and a cheery hello for the teacher on Friday, and jumped into a hoop in the DEEP END, we actually went out and celebrated with a Wego ( Lego ) reward - it wasn't a bribe beforehand either, but we were so proud, we felt it was an occasion worth celebrating ).
Anyway, the pic .. it was just a 'practice' snap before doing some daddy-&-son shots for somebody else on the Saturday.
If i'd known it would work so well, I would have dumped that goddamn dummy beforehand.