When I taught junior high in the inner city, I took this phrase to a whole new level. Seriously, I found a monkey like the kind you see at circus acts or on the street. He’s pretty mild and cute until you press the “on” switch. Then he becomes this crazed screaming, cymbal crashing creature.
The students in my classes LOVED him! Instead of using the traditional clap of the hands and getting the students to follow along, I would use the monkey instead. When the students heard him, they knew that better get back in their seats right away. If they were out of their seats when the monkey stopped screaming, there would be consequences.
Sometimes it pays to get a little creative, even when it comes to discipline (especially when it comes to discipline!).
Today’s shot is a one light shoot in the same set up that I’ve used the last couple days. It’s interesting to put different subjects under the same lighting conditions and see how it turns out. Pretty basic. Didn’t add any presets or actions, just a bump in sharpness and contrast and good to go. Notice I even got his eyes with clear catchlights at 2 o’clock!
Technical knowledge and images: Looked at images from the latest Emerging Photographer of the Year on Scott Bourne’s blog, PhotoFocus. Have you checked out all the finalists?