It is for these reasons though that they are very interesting subjects if you are a photographer. One that I want to really get serious with in the future. I am glad that I have a couple of friends with cute kids so I contacted one of them for a shoot one weekend in UP-Diliman grounds. Not without Alex around of coarse,another friend and a very good mentor in portraiture photography where I am weakest at.
KIDS/CHILDREN PHOTOGRAPHY tricks
The first requirement is to engage them, to get them into the moment.. Once done, all else depends on your equipment and skills.
1. Make them play
This is what kids love doing the most. For them, the world is a fairyland to explore and play into.Take advantage of that. And this sound a little easy right? Actually not. And so it is important that you have interests in kids because at some point, you also have to play with them. Maybe not to the point of running after them and stuff but verbally.It is necessary for you to be able to draw the emotions and get them into the moment. And if they get too playful and don't wanna stop, remember that patience is a virtue.lols
Baby Paul's cute smile: where are those lines from?
Alex playing with Ponter
the kids with mommy Inah
As in any people photography, the best trick is your ability to connect to your subjects.Once you understand and feel them, you can anticipate their next movements, their emotions and therefore you get better angles and more candid shots. It's not everything about the sharpness of the photo, or the beauty of the surrounding or the how colorful their clothes are. Many photographers fail because they fail to capture the moment--- the drama, the emotions and sometimes the lack of it.
Thanks baby Paul and Ponter!!Shoot tayo uli next time!!!:D
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