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My first time shooting kids - so difficult

 
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Jul 09, 2010 09:34 |  #1

Kudos to those of you that do Children's photography. Those that do this regularly how do you keep their attention? I am used to older kids and teenagers - essentially those that will take direction :)

The main thing is Mum and Dad were happy. I did this as a favour for a friend of mine.

Anyway three from the hour.

C&C welcome.

1. Added a slight tint to the B&W

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Jul 09, 2010 09:44 |  #2

Shooting... Kids... Whats not to love!


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Jul 09, 2010 14:38 |  #3

Yep, kids are tough! But you are off to a great start. I will say that 1 hour of continuous shooting in a studio setting is quite a long time for those ages. They might need breaks and a change of scenery every now and then. My one suggestion here would be to get rid of the logo on the shorts in #3, it's distracting. Good work though!


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Jul 09, 2010 14:51 |  #4

I am a 100% children only shooter. It does take some practice:) You have to be willing to interact with them and not focus so much on the shot. I promise, if you act silly with them, talk to them make funny noises and ask ridiculous questions "the" shot will happen on it's own. I always have parents leave the room (unless the child is fearful), I let them know that I want the kids to interact with me and not preform for them. The parents usually talk to the children about "picture day" days before our session- I let my clients know that they should not tell the kids beforehand. Just let them come and be relaxed and ready to play:)

It looks like your lights are a bit high. You can tell especially in #1 where the older boy has no catchlight from your lighting. The b/w look a little muddy and flat to me (just my opinion though, you might prefer less contrast to your b/w) and the color looks like the red channel is blown.

I like #2 best because of the crop. Watch for chin crops as seen in number one as well as cropping at joints such as knees in number three.

It looks like you are using 2 lights. Have you tried a single light and a reflector for fill? If you look at my website (www.carilynphotography​.com (external link)) I use that setup for at least 85% of my shots. I prefer a touch more shadowing to contour those cute faces:)

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Jul 09, 2010 16:05 |  #5

chilli710 wrote in post #10507056 (external link)
Hope you don't mind the CC:)
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I don't mind at all, in fact its really good feedback.

When you say "your lights are a bit too high" do you mean too far off the ground or the power output is to high. I think you mean the first. Just want to check. I had them at about 8' - I do not own a reflector.

Love the shots on your site. I like the "unsaturated style". I did a few with the colour desaturated, my friend did not like them :( As usual, what photographers like and what Mum wants are not the same :)


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Jul 09, 2010 17:23 |  #6

#2 is adorable.

I recommend bribes. I also watched a photographer in studio use bubbles with the little ones. He would set focus and use his remote trigger while he would blow a bubble and catch it with the wand. The second he got their attention and smiles he would hit the remote. He got some great shots.


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