It’s hard to direct a 20-month-old. I sometimes have luck with other people’s kids, but my own? No way. He’s too used to the camera, I guess. Or too used to me. So I have to come up with ways to trick him to get him into the spots where I want to photograph him. (This doesn’t always work, but it’s good practice for working with other toddlers.)
A couple nights ago I set out these three rocks on our balcony. He brought these rocks in from the front of the building a while ago, and every few days he goes out on the balcony to play with them. I lined them up in a row, backed up with the camera in hand, and waited. A few seconds later, he came over to check them out. He stacked them up like this.