this is something that i really, really like about schools in dubai. i don’t know about schools in other countries, but here they let the kids pose freely (but still in a straight line), resulting in a very laid-back photograph, yet so cool and fun to see.
even in the individual photographs, the kids can pose in any way they like. of course, they cannotlah stick their tongue out or do a bunny rabbit ear with their fingers ke, but you get my drift. just look at khaleef’s pose. haha.
when you’re in secondary school – fine, have a proper sitting-straight-according-to-height photograph, and have another ‘candid’ one. but i think primary kids can have interesting class photos like this, don’t you think?
with class teachers ms nalini and ms fatima
even so, this is NOT candid. when you take a candid picture, one or two in the group may not be ready, eyes closed, mouth open while laughing or hands up in the air while doing something.
this one here – eventhough the kids pose differently, it still is a controlled, organized photograph. they’re ‘instructed’ to choose one pose that they like, and you can see the fantastic result. everyone seemed relaxed, and they look like they’re having fun going to school and be with their friends.
i think this is a great way to take class photos, because it shows the kids’ personality, and let them explore their individuality. they can be themselves. they are, after all just in kindergarten. let them be wacky lah!
khaleef wrapped his hands around his waist, looking up with a cheeky smile. yes, he’s the boy next to the tocang-dua girl with the sling bag. habih bergaya la tu!