• <p>Second-grader Maria Carbone cools off under the sprinkler during the Fun Fest at St. Joseph School in Penfield June 18.  </p>

    Courier photo by Jeff Witherow

    Second-grader Maria Carbone cools off under the sprinkler during the Fun Fest at St. Joseph School in Penfield June 18.

  • <p>Kindergartner Emma Thomas rinses off her feet.  </p>

    Courier photo by Jeff Witherow

    Kindergartner Emma Thomas rinses off her feet.

  • <p>Second-grader Tatiana Casey-Holowka runs trough the sprinkler.  </p>

    Courier photo by Jeff Witherow

    Second-grader Tatiana Casey-Holowka runs trough the sprinkler.

  • <p>St. Joseph School students cool off in the spray.  </p>

    Courier photo by Jeff Witherow

    St. Joseph School students cool off in the spray.

Keeping cool while capturing candids

Jeff Witherow/Staff Photographer / Catholic Courier    |    06.28.2018
Category: Viewfinder Blog

The end of the school year is always an excellent time to get some great candid shots of the kids at local Catholic schools. Many schools treat their kids to a field day, giving the student’s free rein of the school grounds for a variety of warm-weather outdoor activities.

June 18 was a particularly warm day — one I was overdressed for — but Penfield’s St. Joseph School was prepared to fight the sun with several sprinklers scattered near the activities. It’s always good practice to get close to the action you’re photographing, but on that day I had to, because those stray water droplets saved me.

Good thing for weather-sealed cameras.

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