Back in mid-September, I brought out all of my camera toys and took them to the dojo as several other judo/TKD moms asked me to take a few pictures. Usually, Carlos and Loli will tag along and act as my assistants. But this time Loli was sick so I was on my own. About half way through the shoots, a young girl who sometimes takes judo classes came in and just started to hang out with me. Soon she had jumped in and was helping in ways I couldn't begin to imagine that I ever even needed.
She doesn't like to have her picture taken, but I convinced her to let me snap a handful of images before she started her class. I am hoping to print at least one to give to her mom. This one is my favorite of the few she let me take:
I also played around a bit and came up with these 2 edits. Do any of these "work"? She really didn't want her photo taken and you can tell in the vast majority of the shots that I took (and I only took 6 or 7 quick ones). I want so much to be able to give her something for helping me out and I _know_ her mom would love a picture.
I'd love your thoughts.