Today I got to catch up with my brother and my nephew Orion. The best part about being an uncle is getting the kids to do all the things their parents hate, teaching them nonsense, and making them pose for pictures. I am sure that in the near future he will be much more reluctant to be my photographic subject but while he is willing I intend to take advantage of it and I suspect my brother and sister-in-law appreciate the efforts.
My sister Laura helped me to get Orion to follow directions. I wanted him to make funny faces and he struggled initially but soon Laura was behind me modeling the faces and he mimicked her. After he went to play quieting and I pursued with my camera but he didn't mind. Below is one of him sitting quietly looking for the right toy to play with and below is an animated GIF of him being goofy.
Canon 1D X, Canon 50/f1.2L
50mm, f1.4, 1/250 sec @ 2500 ISO