The Art of Children's Portrait Photography

The Art of Children's Portrait Photography

Tamara Lackey

Language: English

Pages: 125

ISBN: 1584282401

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Contemporary photographs that cleverly capture a child's mood or personality--whether that's a big, toothy grin or a teary tantrum--are easily created with the tips and techniques explored in this in-depth handbook. Often called "lifestyle photography," modern techniques such as tightly cropped close-ups, vignettes, wide angles, and shallow depths produce images that are markedly less stiff and more expressive than traditional portraiture. From capturing great expressions and body language to integrating meaningful locations into the shoot to further express the subject's personality, this guide thoroughly explains how photographers can develop their image-storytelling skills to develop stunning portraits. Advice on creating platinum and chocolate-hued prints, vibrant color scenes, dramatic black & whites, and utilizing unusual textures or effects is also included. 

100% of Author proceeds go to Save The Children and the WorldWide Orphans Foundation.

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the clients who are drawn to tion of the shoot. You also have to be realistic, the contemporary look are a bit more easygoing about though, and do your homework (and legwork). There location, you will still find that some are very con- are some things you can ignore in an environment and cerned about the possibility of inclement weather or other things that are going to hurt the overall look particularly sensitive to strangers on location who may and feel of the imagery no matter what

series look like with imagery. At your studio, offer As a portrait photographer, you are in retail sales. them a beverage or a small plate of something to eas- (Of course you are also in the arts, but if you want to ily snack on—basically, meet all of their sensory needs stay in the arts, you are also in retail sales.) To create so that they can fully enjoy the consultative sales ex- the desired experience, every great retail store follows perience. certain “rules” when inviting

do- environment, and more effective to boot. nate a gift certificate for a certain amount—perhaps Networking. Networking means getting out and your session fee and a selected print, for example. In about. You need to meet the right people—people in return, the auction organizers showcase a piece of the social circles you know that your ideal clients your work and put out some of your promotional Teresa and Andrew are a part of. When you do, be cards. Guests then mingle around the

Sensing/Intuition (or what kind of information they Personality Typing Personality typing is an impressive technique to be able to use when working with children. There are a number of ways to utilize “typing,” but one of the naturally notice and remember) Thinking/Feeling (or how they make decisions) Judging/Perception most widely recognized and accepted methods is the (how people organize the world Myers-Briggs method, originally created by Carl Jung around them) 18 The Art of

it is weather. It’s true that children are very resilient, but possible to get truly gorgeous photographs of their even the most upbeat and happy-go-lucky child in the children. Parents with spirited children are typically world can get thrown for a loop when she is feeling even more impressed than the average client when miserable. Sometimes clients will try to “power viewing the insightful images you were able to get. through” an illness because, for whatever reason, they 28 The Art

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