One of the best joys of photography is the great people you come in to contact with while on an assignment. Recently, I was contracted to produce some photography for the new MGCAA website being built by Daniel Emmerson. The MGCAA is a local community services program that helps the poor, the young, the elderly, anyone who qualifies for help from this organization. I spent the day at several facilities that just showed a fraction of what they do, but what was most fun was hanging out with the kids for a little while.
I was told that most came from either poor, fatherless homes and some didn't live with either of their parents. So some, they said might not know what to do in presence of a male figure around. However, I guess my overwhelming charm worked, as these kids and I had a good time playing in the playground and taking photos. Each one wanted their turn, or would do tricks or act silly just to get a photo taken. It was a lot of fun, which makes me appreciate even more, the good work the folks at MGCAA are doing to help these kids that seem to have started out with the deck stacked against them.
It was a bright and sunny day and light poured in to each location so I didn't need a flash and used my 2 Nikon cameras, the d7000 and my d90 . My d7000 was equipped with my Tamron 70-200, and the d90 with my Nikkor 50mm lense.
The entire gallery can be viewed HERE.