If one desires to learn how to use their camerain a more proper manner, one must first bribe their subjects.
For instance, suggest a fun morning of chalking up the sidewalk, with the slight caveat that the child must, every now and then, look up for a photograph with a marginally happy look on their face.
One must also be ready to snap photos quickly, regardless of the risk of being drowned in drool.
One must be ready to endure looks of confusion,
And even be okay with the fact that those looks may be in their best shots of the day.
And, of course, one has to learn to live with rejection,
and possibly even derision.
Learning photography is a school of hard knocks for sure, but the memories of those contemptuous looks will quickly fade.
Oh yeah – except for the fact that they were photographed.