Steve Sheppard Photography Blog

The Story Behind the Photograph

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Back in my newspaper days, I would drive around looking for feature photos. The photo below was shot 21 years ago.

I saw these two kids (which by the way are kin to me somehow) jumping on a trampoline. It was a good opportunity to get something a little different. I asked if I could join them and they were more than happy to see some adult give it a try. Despite the fact that at 28 I had never jumped on a trampoline, I couldn’t resist the opportunity. 

We began bouncing together. I quickly got higher and higher and began shooting. I was concentrating on firing off images and getting as high as I could. I shot about 10 frames over several jumps. Finally, my inexperience got the best of me, and I landed several feet away from the side of the trampoline and was covered in snow. After they finished laughing, I thanked them for the opportunity and walked away with this photograph. It was my first and last time on a trampoline. 

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Written by stevesheppardphotography

March 6, 2008 at 8:27 pm

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  1. You are a great story teller.

    Lynn Pritchett

    August 24, 2008 at 8:24 pm

  2. Thank you Lynn.

    stevesheppardphotography

    August 24, 2008 at 8:29 pm


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