"Smiiiille. Look here and smile please!" Unfortunately, this rarely works when trying to photograph your child and you usually get a fake smile.
At the end of the day, every parent just wants to capture everything our child or children do as it's a special moment, a special memory. I quickly discovered these moments weren't as easy to photograph of my 3 year old. Being a professional portrait & beauty photographer, I'm used to working with actors and models. People I can easily pose. Not wonderful, energetic, tiny little humans who won't stand still.
And just like with parenting, I quickly adapted and became creative. That is what this class is all about. These are my pro tips you can easily apply and see great results immediately.
TOPICS DISCUSSED with VISUAL EXAMPLES
how to get close, fill your frame and capture all that personality and emotion
why you should throw out the "pose guide" and keep it natural
how to expose for your child's face
lighting: how to work with harsh sunlight, overcast lighting and a few others, including tips on best time of the day to shoot
discover different angles you can photograph from
how to avoid missing "the moment"
creative tips: how to use different framing styles in your home and on the playground (and everywhere else) to create more depth and interest in your photo
A downloadable PDF is included with this class. It outlines all the tips in short, bulletproof points along with visual examples you can quickly refer to when needing a refresher.
Kate Szatmari – Professional Photography & Instructor