My daughter Liberty has a beautiful smile. She smiles and laughs a lot. And yet something strange happens when you point a camera at her and actually ask her to smile.
You get either Exhibit A: The Aardman Character (or “More tea Gromit?”)
Exhibit B: The Hitman (or “I could smile but I may have to kill you”)
Or Exhibit C: The Bouncer (or “Your Name’s Not Down and You’re Not Coming In”)
Oh, I could go on.
Just to prove that she is actually a bobby dazzler, here’s the picture of her before I said ‘smile’. To see what happened when I did utter that word, see Exhibit A above.
Are there any keen photographers out there that can offer me some advice about how to get my little girl to smile at the camera?