Catching kids for photo :)

posted on 30th of may, 2011

Hi :)
Recently I tried child photography, and now feel very excited about this nieche. Kids are so cute! When you shoot or portprocess their images your eyes are resting. You never get really tired looking at a child's innocent face.
I made my pictures in the natural light with only a small on-camera flash.
The difficulties were the following: kids were all the time moving and had a habbit to turn away from camera :) Of course, it was very hard to explain them the importance of keeping head in a certain position according to the proper lighting. They are not adults and just can't understand such humor!
The solution was to keep them busy doing something. I'm very grateful to my little models' parents for help about this and good fantasy in entertaining.
From each child photosession I didn't get huge amount of photos, but I noticed that when the right pose is finally caught the picture doesn't need a lot of retouching - child's skin is very smooth and always of the right color, the body lines don't need any correction to be "slimer" or "curvier" in some places like the body lines or adults. Kids look wonderful as they are and in every mood - no matter if they smile, cry or not pay to you any attention. Here are some results or my experiment.

Comments (12)

Posted by Onime on May 31, 2011
nice blog. Beautiful images! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Migel on May 31, 2011
Nice images!
Posted by Bowlingranny on May 31, 2011
Nice images, I've found talking to children after a certain age about what they do everyday and about their friends and family holds their attention and you get great expressions. I love photographing children.
Posted by Laurasibiu on May 31, 2011
Photographing kids is a really tricky job, I know because I do this all the time with my own kids. Anyway, nice pictures :))))))))
Posted by Uptall on May 31, 2011
nice pics
Posted by Joezachs on May 30, 2011
Agree..... kids are the best subjects for photography.
Posted by Keki on May 30, 2011
you got some lovely shots well done!
Posted by Mariaam on May 30, 2011
Great photos!
Posted by Nero67 on May 30, 2011
Beautiful images, congratulations!!!
Posted by Julia161 on May 30, 2011
Cool blog! Especially I liked about the safety :)
Posted by Laurasinelle on May 30, 2011
Great photos! And yes, take photographs of children are son dificult and funny, you really need to improvise all the time!!!
Posted by Petin on May 30, 2011
I completely agree with you! Lately I wrote also a blog - some TOP 10 what to keep in mind in children photography. Maybe it will be useful for you...

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