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07/14/2006 09:24:04 AM · #1
..and realize just how much you "abuse" your kids in the name of photography? ;)

I was looking for a picture in my portfolio and started realizing the sheer multitude of pictures I have of Clay. I've used him alone in 11 challenge entries (not counting the many with one or both of his brothers), and Lord only knows how many zillions of other pictures I've taken of him that I haven't posted here. Bless his little 6 year-old heart...he's probably going to have some sort of complex when he grows up and need years of therapy for all this. ;)

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Anyone else "abusing" one of their kids like this or am I the only insane parent around here? ;)
07/14/2006 09:30:20 AM · #2
I think its just you so far. My kids are still swimmin... I hope.
07/14/2006 09:32:45 AM · #3
Mr. Secret Agent Man ... you shouldnt worry about your swimmers... not til they meet their eggs and evolve into more than a few cells ;)

Originally posted by notonline:

I think its just you so far. My kids are still swimmin... I hope.
07/14/2006 09:44:33 AM · #4
lol I am not a parent yet but my niece I am always taking photographs of her. She loves the camera and my office at work there pictures of her all over.

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Message edited by author 2006-07-14 09:46:00.
07/14/2006 09:47:24 AM · #5
Not yet as I don't have any kids but I do feel sorry for the ones I'm going to have!

June
07/14/2006 09:49:29 AM · #6
It looks as if Clay likes the camera, that helps.

I take a ton of pictures of my kids and they are sort of used to it. In fact, I have an idea for a current challenge that involves one of them again...

But now my 7 yr old is getting revenge. When she had a cheapie camera she took a lot of pictures, including me. Now that she has a better camera she is really taking tons of pictures and entering more challenges. I was even referred to as the "model" in her Beatles picture. HA!!
07/14/2006 09:50:28 AM · #7
lol, time will tell...but I think they'll be grateful to have so many shots from their childhood. I wish I had so many beautiful shots of my kids. Camera, film and developing wasn't in our budget. :(
I could be taking shots of the grandkids but they live 7 hours away.


Message edited by author 2006-07-14 23:24:21.
07/14/2006 10:18:46 AM · #8
I only have one challenge submission which is a current one of my daughter. but my husbands used a few photos of her. I don't feel bad for taking the pics but worse so for telling her how to pose and then when she doesnt do what I say I get mad. for the challenge submission. if i said "look up" shed move her head up and close her eyes. if i said "ok then open your eyes". shed put her head back down and barely open them. there wasnt any light in her eyes. she just wasnt listening. so then she said she needed her pony toy to watch the shoot. so I went inside and got her pony. and then she had to make sure he had a blanket to sit on and all kinds of stuff to make him comofrtable. all while I'm standing there waiting to take the shot. so then shes ready and i wanted to try a different area of the yard so she freaked that the pony wasnt pointed that way. hed never be able to see us. so even though in all that time that i waited for her to be ready the sun had moved, we had to shoot in the same place where the light was now too harsh. so finally I said "fine if you dont want to help mommy. go inside. but i'm very sad. VERY sad." so then she started to cry and I felt like the worst mom ever. I dont think theres much worry about me overusing her as a model. I dont need that hassle again. lol.

Forgot to add there was lot more that transpired between her not wanting to try a different area of the yard and my saying forget it. she did freak out about not wanting to move the pony becasue he was comfortable. lol. and she then wanted a different outfit. etc. etc. incase I sounded like I got too annoyed too quickly. there was as alot more to it.

Message edited by author 2006-07-14 10:25:54.
07/14/2006 02:22:42 PM · #9
I also have a neice, though no kids. I took somewhere around 1000 photos of her - her first week! And all she did was lie in the hospital with tubes and things (very preemie). That's a lot. And her parents still take tons.

I don't think your kids will need therapy, they'll just be models! Maybe they'll need therapy for that! I think it's good for kids to not be afraid of the camera and to embrace having their photos taken. If only I could learn how to do that now!
07/14/2006 09:35:44 PM · #10
I've taken so many pictures of my daughter that she won't even smile for me anymore lol. She runs. And since I'm now doing her portraits I'm really in trouble. I suppose I should lay off till it's time to christmas pictures lol.

I've used her twice for challenges, and since have taken only candids of her. Course candids are my favorites, but I usually get the back of her as she's running away.
07/14/2006 09:42:56 PM · #11
I think I take a record for abusing mine!! :D
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Message edited by author 2006-07-14 21:43:32.
07/14/2006 09:47:46 PM · #12
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I just don't understand why he wouldn't want his picture taken... ;)
Actually, as long as he thinks of the idea, then he's 100% go.


07/14/2006 11:19:05 PM · #13
Thank goodness i only get to use other peoples kids :)

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07/15/2006 01:39:20 AM · #14
hmm.. the only model I have is myself...

anyone willing to let me borrow their kids? J/K... : )
07/15/2006 03:11:55 AM · #15
Originally posted by amandalore:

hmm.. the only model I have is myself...
anyone willing to let me borrow their kids? J/K... : )

You can borrow Riley - he can handle anything you throw at him...
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07/15/2006 03:19:50 AM · #16
Originally posted by amandalore:

hmm.. the only model I have is myself...

anyone willing to let me borrow their kids? J/K... : )


I guess you just get to abuse yourself ;)
07/15/2006 05:03:35 AM · #17
Originally posted by Chiqui:

Not yet as I don't have any kids but I do feel sorry for the ones I'm going to have!

June


Don't even worry about it, my advice to anyone is to get as many pictures of the little ones as you can. They grow up so fast. My only regret is not having a camera around while our daughter was little and not having enough memories recorded. Even the family snap type shots are worth more than anything.
07/15/2006 09:51:08 AM · #18
hahaha... lol, good to know
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