Photographing Children Pt. 1
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Everyone wants great pics of their children - but photographing children presents a unique set of challenges.
When photographing small children you never know what's going to happen so you need to have your camera set up and ready to go. And in this film I'm going to take you through that.
We'll look at choosing the right focal length to achieve the look you want, setting depth of field for a nice soft background and making sure you don't end up with soft pictures because of camera shake.
When photographing children you also need to think about where you're going to photograph them. Is the location somewhere stimulating for them or somewhere they'll feel inhibited? What time of day are they at their most excited and lively? It's not going to work if you try photographing your kids when they're tired and grumpy!
Photographing children is great fun and very rewarding when you get amazing images that captures their spirit. In photographing children pt2 we'll do the shoot itself and I'll tell you what I'm doing and why.
7 Blocks of Photography was an ideal blend of the technical and creative aspects of photography. The notion that the picture begins with the photographer and not the camera is a powerful one.
The course, like the best educational tools, was particularly valuable because it allowed me to think not only about my pictures before I took them, but more importantly it enabled me to better assess why the photos that didn't work failed.