Catching kids for photo :)

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.

Photo credits: Julia161.

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May 31, 2011


nice blog. Beautiful images! Thanks for sharing.

May 31, 2011


Nice images!

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 :))))))))

May 31, 2011


nice pics

May 30, 2011


Agree..... kids are the best subjects for photography.

May 30, 2011


you got some lovely shots well done!

May 30, 2011


Great photos!

May 30, 2011


Beautiful images, congratulations!!!

May 30, 2011


Cool blog! Especially I liked about the safety :)

May 30, 2011


Great photos! And yes, take photographs of children are son dificult and funny, you really need to improvise all the time!!!

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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