1, 2, 3… RASPBERRY
As photographers we’re often confronted with a situation where we’re taking a portrait and the model is shy in front of camera or simply has a rather glum or bored expression. Engaging and communicating with your model and trying to make them feel comfortable in front of the camera are all good techniques but neither of them worked that well for this situation.
With kids it’s always good to have a few strategies. With Rahul pictured here the 1, 2, 3… Raspberry technique worked a treat. For those who are still confused about what a raspberry is here. A raspberry is the sound your body makes when you overeat certain foods the most well known culprits being beans, rice and lentils. Needless to say it can be a rather embarrassing sound to make.
So the minute I delivered the unexpected “bluuuuuuuuuuwp” sound, Rahul went into uncontrollable bouts of laughter and I was able to get a much more interesting portrait. I hope you agree.