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Photographing a six year old

My six year old believes it's not cool to be in pictures... 


If forced, he will rebel by refusing to smile and makes a sad face...


Further force can prompt the most fake smile...



Then, he becomes playful and frustrates me like this Calvin & Hobbes incident... 



He will look away just when I have composed a great shot...


Trick is to have loads of patience and wait for the natural smile...


Location: MG Road boulevard, Bangalore 

45 comments:

  1. Its Awesome , Love the concept .

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  2. I'd say you were well rewarded by your persistence. Fabulous series!

    Cactus Shadows/Sun

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  3. A perfect setting for a six year old but, as I know children, co-operation is not their strong point where a camera is involved. Considering, you did very well and you got a bonus of all the other faces that as parents we often do not want , yet 30 years later appreciate sometimes more than the required charming smile.

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  4. Love the way you wove the story. My kids hate having their picture taken and have banned me from posting their pictures.
    Dropping by from SIMC
    Suzy http://suzyspics.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/this-moment-6ws-simc-i-never-knew.html

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  5. My 2-year-old believes saying 'Cheeeese' is the best bit of life. I assume by the time he's 6 things will change? :) Lovely pictures!

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  6. What a handsome boy you have there! My six year old begrudgingly will pose for pictures but it's beginning to get worse!

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  7. hehehe
    your 6 year old one is handsome chap :)

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  8. Love the addition of the Calvin & Hobbes...it put the whole post in perspective.

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  9. Wow! What a post and what composition. Great!

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  10. Wonderful!!!! my 10 year old is just the same..... patience is the key word.... and to keep clicking and wait for the perfect shot!!!! and this makes for one lovely series!

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  11. Beautiful photos! Love the last shot. Have a fabulous week and Happy MMY.

    Egg Trick
    Cinderella's Castle

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  12. Awesome post. It reminds me of my son when he was younger. Great shots!

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  13. My son is exactly the same way! Glad to know I'm not alone!

    Have a great week.
    :-)
    Traci

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  14. :) I understand your dilemma.
    Where is this place? Cool BG to the shots!

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    1. This is at the re-constructed boulevard at MG Road located next to the metro tracks.

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  15. Nice shots! You never know what kinds of shots you're going to get with kids.

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  16. Really fun sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  17. I love these photos, who doesnt want to be photographed in front of slew comics.
    Happy WW!
    http://www.nycsinglemom.com/2013/05/28/epic-movie-celeb-photo-wordless-wednesday/

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  18. LOL good post you got there in the end great smile heheh!

    Have a smiletastic week

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  19. Lovely story.. my kids are the same.. will not smile too if they are not in the mood.

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  20. gorgeous photos! Happy WW, feel free to pop over and link up at Ms Mystery Case.

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  21. He'll get over his aversion one of these days. My sons were the same way, too.

    Danielle
    Royalegacy Reviews & More Wordless Wednesday for 5/29 "Unsavory Neighbors"

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  22. I don't know, Shiju, I still have a problem with my 42, 30, & 28-year-olds...they were better about it when they were younger! I thought Nishu often responded positively to CHOCOLATE!

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  23. He's so cute! Not all kids like their pictures taken. I love the comics. That room looks sweet!

    http://theapels.blogspot.com/2013/05/ww-reading-linky.html

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  24. You coaxed the best from him! Great backdrop! My Catching the Light: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/three-quarter-moon/

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  25. If it took patience, I would be in trouble. I have very little.

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  26. He surely knows how to pose. :)

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  27. That first photo is the best because it looks like he's in a cartoon world.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/05/wordless-wednesday-meet-mowgli.html

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  28. A great series with the perfect backdrop - you made him enter the world of fantasy :)
    Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  29. Haha, my cousin does the same thing. He's about 7 I guess...

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  30. And you got the most awaited lovely smile. Well done.

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  31. beautiful smile... at last...

    thanks

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  32. So cute! What a handsome boy =) I have a 5 year old daughter and she loves having her photo taken and she also loves taking photos

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  33. He is so cute. Just keep taking pictures.

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  34. Very cool setting and photos. Your son did great, I would have bolted after the first shot :). Thank you for sharing the great story and photos at our party. Have a wonderful weekend!
    BiTi
    http://www.pret-a-vivre.com/2013/05/ready-to-waltz-its-party-time_30.html

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  35. At least he gave you a smile at the end.

    Shadow Shots at my page.

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  36. He is such a handsome fellow that I think he will someday have lots of photos taken of him. Cool that you finally got the shot you wanted, patience usually wins out in the end.

    My grandkids, all the way from the adult ones to the wee wittle ones, love to get their pictures taken and to take the pictures too. The wee wittle ones take our phones and take their own pictures of each other and themselves. And at the ages of 2 and 3 that is pretty good that they even know how to do it. They are exposed to too much too soon.

    Thank you for sharing such a great family moment with all of us for this weeks Theme Thursday. I am sure your son thought it was a nightmare but it turned into a special time. Have a great week taking more pictures.

    God bless.

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  37. Oh man.. this post is just amazing! :)

    Very nice set of photographs and the graffiti wall is epic. :)

    And i must say young guy got some attitude! :P

    Happy life!

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  38. These are fantastic and a great future treasure.

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  39. Must get to that MG Road boulevard...... nice backdrop for clicking.
    By the way nice pictures....... yes patience is the watchword for photographers.

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