This is how you get your children to pose for photos.
Granted they are not holiday-card, send-to-the-grandparents portraits, but they are fun photos.
The keyword is fun. It was Oscar night on television and we had a sudden inspiration to dig into the old costume bin and get fancied up for the red carpet.
I set up the camera and set it to remote release, and then we hammed it up for the camera, everyone taking a turn at triggering the shutter. The kids are so much better at mugging for the camera than I am. I think it comes from this era of taking selfie shots for use on profiles for Facebook, Twitter and other social networking outlets.