Hi, my boss just asked me.
"Would you like to take group pictures of all the different kindergarten groups?" Well, I like challenges, so I said yes, and now I realize what a big challenge this will be.
It is 4 different kindergarten, each with different groups, so it is a huge amount of work. It is several hundred small kids...
I have great gear (5dMKII, 24-105, 135L, 70-300L, 12-24 Sigma, Samyang 35 1.4), and know how to use it, and have done alot of portrait photography, and have also done some comercial photographs and also delivered pictures for different articles (also big newspapers). But mostly I have done events and stockpictures. I have my own children that I have taken tons of pictures of, but to take kindergarten pictures is something new.
So, I need all the tip I can get. Like how to avoid loosing the controll over all the kids and pictures. But also, how to get a group of 2-3 year old kids to let me take pictures of them. I mean, there is no time for experimenting with them. I guess I will have only seconds to get the picture right before they loose their interest in sitting still....
My challenge is that I am not having good light equipment. And, my experience with kids is that powerful flash or light onn their face is in risk of making them very scared. And I wan't have time to let them get used to a photo environment of strong flashes and fancy background stuff. My idea is to use their playground environment and take the pictures while they are playing, or at least in their play environment.
WEll, all cind of tip would be welcomed.