Photographing children can be an extremely rewarding experience, especially when you find a child that has a vivid imagination and believes he's a real Super Hero. This four year old dawned his mask and cape to conceal his identity and was ready to take on any evil forces that dared to enter his backyard lair.
This was a fun shoot because the youngster was fully engaged in his character and all I had to do was stand aside and shoot with my Canon EOS 7D, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. I made every effort to remain neutral in his environment but it became more fun for me to be the "bad guy" at times and play into his imagination by telling him that my camera was a secret ray gun that he had to defend against.
I believe that photography gives us the opportunity to capture special moments in time, especially of children growing up. I believe this is one of those special moments.
Have you photographed a Super Hero in your life? Let me know.
Enjoy and remember,
"Moments in time are lived once. Images of those moments live forever."