Tuesday, April 21, 2009

jump shots

at our house, we have a tradition for taking jump shots. it's not a long tradition, but it's a tradition just the same. it started with some very creative people at some workshops that i held around the world during the course of 2007. at every workshop, we had the whole group do a jump shot. here's an example of one of the best ones:

here we had our own personal professional photographer (who used to be a BBC producer) take the shot, but what we usually did is set the camera (or a number of cameras) to take a series of rapid-fire shots, then put it on a timer and run back into the picture. check out the height some of us got (i'm in the middle and a little to the left in a green shirt). when it's just kids in the shot, an adult usually takes the shots on a rapid fire setting, like i did with this one of sabin above or my sister did with the one of sabin and her cousins at navy pier from the other day.

since you guys are a whole crew all in one, you should really try it. i think you'll find it's pretty addictive. and you'll be amazed to see how high you can jump!


  1. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=230104&id=1409766991

    i too know how addictive this can be. This is me and my wife and my bridal party at my wedding May 17, 2008.

  2. I love these pics. The logistics of it all should send the family into quite the chaotic tizzy - but may be worth a try?!

    You really got some air on that jump huh :)

  3. What a great idea. It looks like everyone in the pic was smiling and if that is one outcome...it's a good one.

  4. The only jump shot I know is on a basketball court. This is one the whole family can enjoy. Thanks for the idea.