We're just gonna go right into the next... We returned the next day, so I started off when we go to pick up the kids at school. So we really haven't missed much of anything. We're gonna talk about problem solving, continued interaction, kids getting hurt and how to do that. And being deliberate with your shooting. So we're back at the family's house. We wrapped up yesterday in the afternoon and I was really excited with what he got. We got some great morning routines: breakfast. Probably my favorite was the bathroom time with all the kids. All four girls around the sink, trying to brush their teeth was pretty fun for me. And, most importantly, I already gained a lot of trust from the kids, so making today's shoot a lot easier; they're really use to me now. There's been no issues, since we got here. They just let me shoot, which is great. The afternoon I love, specifically 'cause a lot more real-life kid behavior starts to occur. Usually towards five or six o'clock. We'll probably have ...
a couple of meltdowns. Really, I'm looking for just really regular routines. So, dinner, usually bath, getting their pajamas on, reading stories, going to bed. All lend itself to just great real-life moments that I don't have to even work real hard to find. They just present themselves to me. So, looking forward to the second half of this day.
No she scratched her head. She decided to go skating in her--
So what they've told me, is that Gwinnie has this strange ability to not cry when she gets hurt very often. And we had just been talking about this. So I have it in my brain that I know that, she can smack her head into something, she's totally fine. What I'm concentrating on right now, even though Adelaide is acting wild and feral. I really like what's happening between dad and Gwinnie. So I'm focusing on that right now. And I'm trying to find the right composition, so I can get both of them facing each other so I can see action and reaction, is very important. One of the ways you can do that is by getting them both on the same focal plane. Notice how I'm waiting, I'm not shooting. I'm just watching in my camera.
I'm not carrying you-- (laughter)
Daddy's ears, huh! Yeah. (laughter) (Toddler mumbles) I know. You might have to get her like a little kid one.
Camera? Yeah. We had a little one from (mumbles), a little point-shoot. She loved that--
Notice during the conversation, if I see something interesting, I go and shoot. I'm talking and shooting at the same time. (rapid clicking)
When you were little, grabbing and throwing pots around. No don't take 'em off. I need them to see.
I'm being patient. I'm not moving.
[Speaker As Photographer] So far none of your kids need glasses right?
I think Leona does. We have to take her to see the doctor.
Yeah, I put my glasses on her a couple of times, and she's gone, "Oh I can see better."
We were 10, I think, when we started to get glasses. Both my sister and I.
How old was I? I think I was like eight.
[Instructor As Photographer] Oh you were young.
You're ticklish like your big sister.
Oh there's another down here--
Yeah, I didn't know I can see (mumbles). (Child laughs)
Okay, now he's puttin' her over, so I'm going to move to the other side to show this. (child laughs)
You're gonna fall, kiddo. (bump) And that's her head. That hurt bad.
But I'm right there shooting. I'm not shying away from it. She's gonna be okay. And I know she's really hurt, 'cause she just said she never cries. (crying) And she's the one that doesn't cry much when she get hurt, right?
Keep cryin', it hurts. (crying)
So I have two objectives: I wanna show the tears and dad being comforting. Come on sweet pea. You're okay sweet pea. (crying)
[Instructor As Photographer] Aww!
You're okay. That's why she was gonna be a bit of a stinker. Gotcha, tired. (clicking)
[Instructor As Photographer] You okay sweet pea? You okay? I know. (camera clicking) I know. Trying to move to fix my background also.
I was trying to make a larger one, my calculations did not add up. My calculations were very off. I was like, oh, it's lopsided. So I had to start over again.
I was gonna say, if it's a size thing obviously it might be bigger than, most kids her age.
Yeah well-- (camera clicking drowns out other sounds)
So we're gonna talk about meltdowns and just like how I addressed her getting hurt; and I didn't panic, I wasn't shy about it. I still shot it. Because I knew that she was gonna be fine. The same goes for meltdowns and I actually love photographing them. 'Cause they're visually very interesting. But at the same time, I'm not poking the bees nest with it. Like I'm not trying to make it worse than it is. All I'm doing is shooting the meltdown.
Climb up. Alright, come on. (camera clicking) One, two, three, wee! One, two, three, wee! (laughter)
[Instructor As Photographer] Aww! (infant crying) (camera clicking) Hi. You got it.
Good. She's also putting the horse up her nose. If you can see that. (Camera clicking) Trying to work through this. (rapid clicking) (laughter and crying)
[Instructor As Photographer] Sometimes that's the only way you can get (laughs) to school. So what they're doing is picking up their sisters. I'm getting ahead of them and shooting them coming at me because nine times out of 10, the backs of kids are not interesting. That one child with mom, holding her, was. Oh this is good.
Gwinnie was not having a good time.
She's trying to walk (laughs). She's trying to walk the line. When I'm in school, I'm shooting like I'm suppose to be there. Unless somebody asks me to stop. I'm in front of them again. And be the worst mom, because the meltdowns make me laugh really hard. (laughing) It's so ridiculous to me. Now she's dragging both. But I'm just waiting for trying to get them in the car.
I know I don't have enough room or space.
[Instructor As Photographer] Do you know why that is?
[Instructor As Photographer] I think it's oil. Okay, later on in the car, which I don't think Chris videoed, they all started screaming at the same time. And I looked at the mom and I was like I'm pretty sure Chris is on the phone right now, with his doctor scheduling his vasectomy (laughs). All out of control.