Saturday, 7 June 2014

How to photograph revolting teenagers

Some mornings I wake up and think I'm 17 again. I occasionally dream of my 16 year old freckle-faced Irish girlfriend with the twinkly eyes. Flash! Bag! Wallop! I'm rudely awoken by Millie the kitten purring in my right ear and kneading my face with her black and white paws. 'Feed me, feed me' she says.

Creaking knee joints and lower back aches soon remind me that I'm not 17 any more and my ex Irish girlfiend has 29 grand children.

However, there's light at the end of the tunnel. One way of maintaining  youthful exuberance and thinking positively is by mixing with young people (even your grandkids if they qualify as people). It puts benzene into your photography as well!

Margaret River Bakery Coffee Shop
Teenagers actually look at home when chomping on a burger or licking  an ice cream. Don't try this with adults - they look positively awful. If you want to make an adult (or celebrity) look really bad wait until they've sunk their fangs into a 'sanger' or have half a hot dog in their mouth. Best avoided unless you're out for sweet revenge.

Subiaco Station Street Markets

Photographing teenagers isn't hard. Just add food.
Or maybe food and ABBA!

Click HERE to discover how to photograph your teenager's face without them running away from home.

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