200mm | ISO 200 | f/3.2 | ss 1/200
This little boy will no longer look at the camera. No amount of bribery will encourage him. He'll let me take his photo, but refuses to look at the lens. When I found him playing in the garden with his new backyard safari set, I grabbed my longest lens and snuck outside. I crept closer and closer, shooting as I went, undetected. He was deep in conversation, most likely reenacting Man Vs. Wild.
I normally advise shots from eye level of children, but for this one I was standing on our back deck, above him. Shooting down put his feet and the rocks and his tools of the trade in the shot. A quick Lightroom conversion to black and white (desaturated and upped the blacks) ensured he was the focus amongst the competing colors.
Do you have a stealth technique for shooting your subjects in action?