Photographing Your Children

Photographing Your Children

Photographing Your Children

No one loves taking pictures more than parents. But the combination of complicated digital cameras with fast-moving kids means no one is more flummoxed by taking pictures, either. This easy-to-use manual offers parents the tools they need to make beautiful, lasting, and evocative memories. Author, photographer, and mom of three Jen Altman shares her keen eye for the honest moment in this treasure trove of helpful instructions and inspirational photos. From choosing a camera and learning the fundamentals of photography to setting up great kid-friendly shots and overcoming the challenges inherent in photographing little ones, Altman's warm prose and lovely images sweep aside preconceived notions and show readers how to capture the unique spirit and personality of every child.

Photographing Children Photo Workshop

Photographing Children Photo Workshop

Photographing Children Photo Workshop

While digital technology has made acceptable photos easy to achieve, this book is about taking exceptional photos that preserve the essence of childhood.You?ll learn to trust your instincts and your own unique vision and discover how to create beautiful photographs in a variety of lighting situations, all while sharpening your observation skills and learning how to involve your subjects. Plus, insightful tips on understanding what equipment is right for you will help you get great results when working with any age group.

Photographing Children Photo Workshop

Photographing Children Photo Workshop

Photographing Children Photo Workshop

Capture the essence of childhood through digital photography with this helpful resource Family photography continues to be a major field of professional digital photography, while amateur moms are the fastest growing segment of digital camera owners. No matter your level of expertise, you’ll benefit from the invaluable advice featured in this new edition. Updated with new photos and revised text to cover the latest technologies, this inspirational book offers critical assistance with photographing children in portrait or candid situations, natural environments or structured interiors, and any variety of lighting. You’ll find practical techniques as well as artistic guidance to capture a photo that radiates the innocence and magic of childhood. Offers a strong understanding of photography’s fundamentals and explains how they are crucial to capturing memorable images of children Covers all the latest equipment and technology including mobile phones and HD video, and details how to capture fantastic images no matter the medium Instructs you on how to effectively photograph children in a variety of situations, lighting, environments, weather, etc. Shares insider advice on how to take frame-worthy photos of children that emanate the magic of childhood Photographing Children Photo Workshop, Second Edition shows you how to sharpen your observation skills and involve your subjects so you can take memorable photos of children that will last for generations.

Photographing Your Children

Photographing Your Children

Photographing Your Children

No one loves taking pictures more than parents. But the combination of complicated digital cameras with fast-moving kids means no one is more flummoxed by taking pictures, either. This easy-to-use manual offers parents the tools they need to make beautiful, lasting, and evocative memories. Author, photographer, and mom of three Jen Altman shares her keen eye for the honest moment in this treasure trove of helpful instructions and inspirational photos. From choosing a camera and learning the fundamentals of photography to setting up great kid-friendly shots and overcoming the challenges inherent in photographing little ones, Altman's warm prose and lovely images sweep aside preconceived notions and show readers how to capture the unique spirit and personality of every child.

Mamarazzi

Mamarazzi

Mamarazzi

Calling all mamarazzis! Every camera-toting mom will want this guide! Moms, if you can't seem to take enough great photos of the children in your life, this is the book for you. Now you can learn how to photograph children with the style, clarity, color, and beauty you see in professional photographs. This fun guide combines humor with solid know-how to show you how to compose shots, handle cameras from basic compacts to advanced dSLRs, take portraits or candids, create prints that impress, and even work with kids! Packed with beautiful examples and written in a down-to-earth style from one mom to another, this book will help mamarazzis everywhere take better photos. Moms are one of the fastest-growing segments of the camera-toting demographic, and the blogosphere has a term for them, mamarazzis Mixes information, inspiration, and fun for women who want to take better photographs of the children in their lives Explains how to set up a camera and use the controls on basic compacts up to advanced dSLR cameras Covers shot composition, determining settings, exposing images correctly, the essentials of printing images, how to process for clear and bright color, and more Includes stunning examples of portraits and candids of children Become a better mamarazzi with this fun and informative guide!

Your Child in Pictures

Your Child in Pictures

Your Child in Pictures

Photography tips for moms and dads on how to take everyday portraits of children Celebrated photographer and best-selling author Me Ra Koh provides step-by-step instruction on photographing your family and taking pictures of your child. As a companion book to Your Baby in Pictures, Your Child in Pictures helps you learn to capture your child's special moments with 40 beautiful “photo recipes” that anyone can do, with any camera. From first haircuts to first days of school, from snuggly teddy bears to favorite dress-up clothes, the toddler and childhood years are full of precious days that disappear all too soon. What parent doesn’t yearn to freeze the memory of their 2-year-old’s chubby cheeks, or their 6-year-old’s toothless grin?

Photographing Children

Photographing Children

Photographing Children


Photographing Your Children

Photographing Your Children

Photographing Your Children

Using 400 full-color photographs, John Hedgecoe offers creative ideas on techniques and basic equipment, and for getting the most out of your young models. Uncover methods for capturing the wonder of baby’s first steps, the delights of a birthday party, the excitement of learning to ride a bicycle, and even for taking the perfect family portrait.

The Right Light

The Right Light

The Right Light

The key to being a successful portrait photographer is choosing a style of photography you are passionate about. While many photographers work in multiple areas to fill the off season or offer a variety of options, most photographers focus on one style of photography. Oftentimes, the photographers’ location will dictate their style. For author Krista Smith, the sunny beaches of Florida are her inspiration to shoot primarily natural light portraits, and she applies that to capturing authentic and joyful family portraits. Whether photographing entire families, kids, babies or all of the above, Smith brings an ease and comfort to the shoots that is immediately evident in her pictures. And shows you how to create the same look in your environment or clients’ homes. While passion plays a key role in creating memorable portraits, employing the right techniques is essential for consistently getting those perfect shots. Smith begins by detailing what equipment you’ll need to get started and gives some insight on how and what to use. She emphasizes taking the time to figure out and hone a personal style of shooting. The book lists a number of tips for finding a style that fits, including taking inspiration from other photographers you admire, and deciding what kind of feeling you want to present. Once you start to find your style it’s important to build your portfolio. Organizing shoots with friends and family and offering free shoots to aspiring models is a great place to start. Outdoor shoots are the most ideal settings when using natural light as your primary light source. The author lays out the shoot requirements and gives tips for scouting the best locations. To create a photo that stands out, it’s important to be versatile. While a sweeping vista covered in flowers or grand mansion may be preferred as backdrops, these are often not an option for many. A city street with multiple building textures or a small field can be used from a variety of angles to create the feel of something grander. From there the author moves onto the basics of lighting in an outdoor setting. By explaining the fundamentals of the direction and quality of light and the use of reflectors, it allows the reader to prepare for any outdoor scenario. An entire chapter of the book dedicated to shooting strategies over the course of twelve hours. There are different requirements for shooting at different times of the day. The reader will learn how to make the most of the “golden hour” and adjust for problematic midday lighting. Adapting your approach for morning, evening and sunset sessions is also covered. Sometimes weather does not cooperate for an outdoor shoot. Luckily, there are plenty of options for using natural and available light indoors. Shooting in a client’s house provides a comfortable setting for the family and this ease can come across in the photos. Window light is a powerful tool to have an understanding of for these shoots. It is possible to get a variety of shots from one window. Being able to see beautiful light in all kinds of locations opens up countless shooting opportunities. While lighting is essential, thoughtful posing plays many important roles. In a well-done family portrait, the models look relaxed and natural. Some people look this way naturally, others need assistance. And posing isn't always a static thing; it can be more like orchestrating, grouping people together and getting them to move around in just the right way. It can also be used to help distract from physical problem areas, and bring added style to a photo. In addition, pointers are given on how to relax anxious children, organize families for group shots and encourage spontaneous moments. Finally, Smith discusses the business side of portrait photography. As she states in the closing chapter, there is more to the business than taking amazing photos. Without a stable financial and marketing plan it is difficult to stay competitive and possibly, stay in business. Realistic pricing packages are key. Pricing competitively is good, but it’s important to consider all of your expenses when deciding how much to charge. Marketing is imperative to the success of any business and social media can play a large role in that. Tips for using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blogging are given to help keep a business current and their clientele updated. An equally important part of marketing is branding. Establishing a brand helps you stand out from all of the other portrait photographers out there. Putting your style and passion out front helps clients know who to choose for their portrait needs. And pointers are given for customer interaction both over the phone and in person. This book provides a comprehensive overview of each aspect of professional family portrait photography. Smith takes the passion she has for creating beautiful, natural light portraits and lays out the steps for the reader to capture memorable shots on their own. Readers are also guided through what is involved with establishing a successful and vibrant portrait business. Drawing from her own experiences starting a portrait business from the ground up and providing indispensable tips for almost any shooting scenario, Smith has created an essential guide for natural light portraiture.