It’s Day 2 of my year in review.
Today, I’m looking back at some of the action shots from this year. Most kids never seem to stop moving, but of course, photography by its very nature takes motion and makes it still. So how to preserve that feeling of motion? Well, in some pictures it’s just obvious (note the second set). Those shots can work as stand-alone portraits. But in other cases (I always think of toddlers learning to walk!), a single picture doesn’t really show much (feet aren’t far enough off the ground, etc.). In those cases, I’ve noticed a storyboard sequence (like below) can show the motion in a way a single picture just can’t. Without futher ado, here are several of my favorite action shots/sequences from the past year, beginning with the little girl, in new shoes, just able to walk, demonstrating a very promising future in soccer!
Sometimes the action speaks for itself — no facial expression needed (or even wanted…). I love these next two pictures — older kids can seriously show action!
Sometimes the legs tell the story — but you still want to see the face. Yet another example of a great use of a storyboard! (And yes, this is my very own Goofy-boy!)
So, to sum up, I’ve decided that in 2011, I’m going to focus more on the action sequences — who knows, you might even see me throwing a few into the galleries as another option (maybe even with no design fee… hurray for freebies?!).