I’ve been asked by mum to get photos of everyone over the holidays for printing, specifically she wants some kind of nice, posed group shot, which is akin to organising a battle-ready regiment of geese at short order. It’s just not gonna happen. Our one try at a group shot was pathetic and anemic – no one wanted to give me the time to set up, get a tripod or any of that like, so I wound up having to give the camera to Sonya and hope for the best. On the other hand I’ve pissed off everyone no end by getting in their faces and just snapping away, which has given me a small but great set of photos of everyone in natural poses and situations. But no one wants me to use those.
I think in the end I’m just going to sidestep the whole issue by just printing and framing the bloody photos myself.