Photographing Children and Babies: How to Take Great Pictures, published by Allworth Press, teaches you how to photograph children in various circumstances. From portraits and group shots to action pictures, this book will teach you how to bring creativity to kids', like posing and catching great non-posed shots, working with children as models, advice on equipment, and more. Photographing Children and Babies covers topics specific to kids, with chapters like seeing your children, the value of shooting close ups, portraits, capturing different moods, backgrounds and environments, film and editing, choosing b/w or color, the technical side, and family photos.
- A chapter on "Tips for Photographing All Ages" gives recommendations on how to get the best pictures in all stages of a child's life.
- Special assignment forms help the reader go beyond good intentions, get organized, and fulfill their goal of excellent portraiture.
- Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Seeing Your Children
Chapter 2: The Value of Shooting Closeups
Chapter 3: Variety in Portrait Styles
Chapter 4: Don't Smile: Capturing All Moods
Chapter 5: Lighting or Artificial
Chapter 6: Backgrounds: Where to Shoot
Chapter 7: Capturing Action
Chapter 8: How Much Film Do You Need?
Chapter 9: Tips for Photographing All Ages
Chapter 10: Choosing Black and White or Color
Chapter 11: The Technical Side of Photography
Conclusion: Create a Lifetime Photo Record
- About the Author
- Michal Heron is a nationally recognized photographer whose work has been widely published in books and periodicals, exhibited in group and solo shows and represented by major stock agencies. She has work in the collections of The Princeton University Library and The George Eastman House, among others.