Irrespective of amateur or an expertise in photography, most of us posses’ cameras to capture our loved ones and self and file the precious, pleasant snap shots in the albums which would when referred at a later stage bring forth the nostalgic memories of the past. While browsing through the childhood photographs, one would not resist but burst into laughter comparing with the present body structure accompanied with most common comments like ‘how thin I was during my childhood’ which really looks funny in the present. Indeed, albums start piling up especially when a new member is added in the family. Yes, you caught my point right! When a new born baby enters in the family, apparently the father of the child would really start using his camera whether expertise or amateur. (Perhaps, photography is the men’s hobby as in most of the cases only few ladies show interest in photography). if observed, in most of the albums we find the typical pose, I mean, the most common standard pose for photograph of standing erect with an artificial smile insisted by the photographer. Most of us, parents usually are conscious while capturing the snap shots of our children that the child should be trim and insist him/her to stand erect and give a smile under the wrong impression that when the child is dressed well with neatly combed hair the photo would look most beautiful, lest the picture would appear ugly. In fact, when given a practical and right thought we would realize how beautiful and wonderful the snap shot appears when the child is shot in the natural pose. What else would be the best snapshot which is captured when the little one walking around proudly with his little foot in his fathers shoes? What else would be a wonderful snapshot shot when the child smears lipstick with big moon like bindi on the forehead and wrapping around a towel or ‘duppata’ like wearing a saree imitating her mother? How about capturing when the little one scribbles on the neatly painted wall? When referred later when the child is grown up, would it not bring forth the naughty pranks of the child? Indeed, the photos with the natural pose shot will really remind us of the wonderful past and pleasant memories with reviews of our child in his childhood days. No photograph of the child shot when the child is trimly dressed in his new costumes which we falsely consider the most beautiful photo would give the same pleasure of feeling while watching the snapshot in the natural pose. Nothing looks most beautiful in this world than naturalism. Indeed, it’s the reality what we realize sometimes lately. Anyway, isn’t it better to be late than never? G.V.K.Durga Ravi <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1lace>MUSCAT</st1lace></st1:City>.