I just had a great expe­ri­ence where I was able to turn 30 min­utes of down­time at a shoot into some spe­cial.
The kids had been learn­ing about dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy (kudos to the Hil­lel School and the Rochester City Schools for this after school pro­gram) and so, since the kids asked polite­ly and seemed real­ly inter­est­ed, I let them play a bit with the D200.


    Yup, he’s actu­al­ly •touch­ing• my bag…wow!

These kids were great and they real­ly con­nect­ed with the idea of how a series of stills played back rapid­ly becomes ani­ma­tion (I reffed the ‘Wal­lace & Grom­met’ movie and they shot bursts of images that we played back on the LCD.)

Kids-Bunny ears-RCSD
We rapid­ly moved on to ‘Bun­ny Ears’ and ‘Goofy Faces’ as the art du jour.
Some­times I stress when shoots are run­ning behind. I’m glad this time I just let these kids be kids, and maybe they saw a bit of how fun shoot­ing can be.

Kids-Toungue out-RCSD

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