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How do I shoot 15 babies at one time?

 
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Sep 28, 2010 11:40 |  #1

I've been asked to shoot a playgroup. There are 15 6 month old babies in the group. Any tips on how in the world I should do this?

Thanks so much.




  
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Sep 28, 2010 11:42 |  #2

What lenses and flash gun have you?


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Sep 28, 2010 11:45 as a reply to  @ TTk's post |  #3

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Sep 28, 2010 12:56 |  #4

Do they want a group shot? With moms or no?

Individual shots put together in a storyboard seems to make more sense than an actual group shot.

Alternately, if you can get on a ladder or elevate somehow, maybe laying everyone down on the floor/grass either in a line, or a circle shape (heads in the center, legs outside). If you took enough shots you might be able to composite/photoshop out the cryers etc.

Third choice that comes to mind is a shot of moms holding babies - again, you might have to photoshop to get the best faces . . .

Good luck! Sounds like a big headache! At least 6 month olds aren't mobile . . .


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Sep 28, 2010 13:55 |  #5

Shoot each individually and make a composite.


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Sep 29, 2010 00:44 |  #6

You COULD shoot them individually or in small groups on a black background and then photoshop them to look like they were all lined up in the one shot. Regardless, if this is a paid shoot, you will want to do them individually. You'll make more money that way. Parents will only want ONE of a group shot, but you will have the potential of many more individual sales. 6 month olds are great to work with, but with 15, you will need to work very fast to get it all done in a reasonable amount of time. 5 minutes per baby max would put you at 1.25 hrs shooting time and allowing for getting babies situated, fussy kids, etc., you would be a couple of hours to work through 15 individually, if you are fast. Perhaps two sessions, early morning and after nap time on the same day might give you fresher, more compliant subjects?


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Sep 29, 2010 00:46 |  #7

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Sep 29, 2010 00:47 |  #8

Lori Putman wrote in post #10994962 (external link)
Shoot each individually and make a composite.

Yup... This!


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Sep 29, 2010 00:51 |  #9

mtnbkr1 wrote in post #10998542 (external link)
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was just about to say..

or a good ol rpg will get it done


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Sep 29, 2010 00:52 |  #10

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Sep 30, 2010 13:25 as a reply to  @ Zerimar's post |  #11

With a good supply of Valium. Seriously though, the previous posters gave great advice.Good Luck!


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Sep 30, 2010 17:05 as a reply to  @ Sittingshooter's post |  #12

Put them all in pots like the Anne geddes photo.




  
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Sep 30, 2010 17:57 |  #13

Get lots of help! Are these outside? Individuals? More info please. This could be a great opportunity to make a lot all at once. Good luck!


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Sep 30, 2010 19:36 |  #14
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You might need a shotgun with a big spread, or a rocket launcher


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Oct 01, 2010 16:21 |  #15

CANDY! Bribes always work. :)


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