Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 11/4/2013 12:27:20 PM|I got a call from my niece this morning. She is wanting me to take pictures of my great-nephews and their cousins for their family Christmas card. Ack! This will be the first time to have an official children's photography session. Even though they are family, I am nervous. The children range in age from 18 months to 6 years old. One of my great nephews is what I would describe as very energetic. Somehow, I envision a fight breaking out amongst the nephews because they are brothers and they are boys. Any advice on how to make this session go smoothly? I will be taking them at a local Christmas tree farm, hopefully when we will have the place mostly to ourselves. TIA!
Loc: Erie, PA
|Posted: 11/6/2013 6:17:36 AM|
Sounds like a fun location for the shoot and will allow the kids to move around a bit. I think this kind of setting would allow for a photojournalistic style. Not the heavily posed and formal shots. I would just try to concentrate on capturing the moment. Even the kids goofing around being kids. If you do want some more formal shots I would try those near the beginning when you still have all of there attention. I love the idea. Please share some photos when your done.
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|Posted: 11/6/2013 8:59:18 AM|
Something I learned from taking pictures of my niece, have something to get their attention. Snapping my fingers didn't work on her, but making horrible noises did. LOL I told my brother that the next time I needed a bike horn. And I was not totally joking.
|Posted: 11/7/2013 8:10:33 PM|
Books. I bought a bunch of kid books at a yard sale. After you've taken the "kids being kids" photos and you want some portraits, give them books and let them sit down. I love the pics of kids reading books and while they're sitting down, you can slow down a bit, get your camera set to the correct exposure and composition, then get their attention and take a nice shot.
|Posted: 11/7/2013 8:15:09 PM|
oh, and then let them keep the books for being good subjects!