As a professional photographer, my daughter offers all types of services, from weddings to engagements to families to boudoir. Recently, she came home from a family photo shoot and was sharing the challenges of getting all the kids to focus on the camera at the same time. Add that conversation to something I recently saw in my intranet travels and I was inspired to help out with some fun lens covers to keep the little ones' attention.
I let my imagination be the guide. There are two key pieces to this; the background/face area which is made of firm felt and the area that slides over the lens itself. For that, I used rib knit; the material you would use for the waistband/cuffs for a sweatshirt or maybe a jacket. That allows the cover to slide over the lens, yet firmly hold it in place. From there, I used pipe cleaners, plastic eyes, ribbon, and whatever else I thought might be eye catching and fun.
I'm happy to report she used them on a recent family shoot which included four kids; the oldest being five and they definitely helped her out. She captured some awesome expressions and it made her job a whole lot easier.
That makes it all worthwhile for me.