"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Practicing Silhouettes

With an upcoming maternity photo shoot on the horizon and wanting that perfect pregnant profile shot, I went in over-drive trying to practice my silhouettes on anything that would sit still for a second! So an oversized leopard it was...Of course, even though the kids were watching Meet The Robinsons (yes, again- see post below), they caught wind of my antics and had their own input for subjects.Simone decided to get in on the action too. This one cracks me up with her serious stare and the silly strawberry guy face-on.

So back to the movie (can't just leave the Robinson's hanging too long!) where they let me do some profiles against the window.
When they lost interest, it was back to stuffed still lifes for me.
That is until I coaxed Simone with Floam and let her play with it while perched on the back of the couch so I could work on that blown-out background look...
End result? A floam encrusted chest...and a partially satisfied Mama whose head is currently swirling with aperture and shutter speed combinations 90 pictures later. :S
Cross your fingers and wish me luck...

1 comment:

majikfaerie said...

can't wait to see the silhouette!
those pics are great

"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
John Holt
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George Bernard Shaw
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