The goal was to photograph this boy on a German sled. Although he would sit just fine on the floor or ground, he teetered precariously when we put him on the
sled. In order to take the photo, his mother needed to support him. The plan was to digitally remove her hand and arm later.
When I had taken several photos and had
one I liked, I had his mother lift him off the sled and step back. It was important that the sled did not move. I photographed the sled and background without the boy. I was doing all of this hand held, so I did my best
to keep the camera in the same place.