There's a definite difference between working with those under 5 and those over.
Check out this video which shows you the different ways of working with different age groups...
It's been a busy media month! - so thought I'd give you a few links to the various articles that I've been writing recently. Hope you find them helpful - grab a coffee and enjoy!
If you find it tricky to get great shots of your kids, it could be that you need to do more than just "point and shoot". A little careful planning can go a long way...
How do I photograph family shots with a tiny baby, under 4 months old & unable to support it's own head?
Wendy Sykes, York UK
Everyone wants a picture of their child on their first day at school. But all too often it's a mad dash to get out of the house, and the result is a quick snapshot in the kitchen. So how can you make sure you get a good shot on such an important day?
Shooting teenagers can be tricky because they are at a stage in their life where they are self-conscious and can be easily embarrassed, particularly by their parents booking them a photo shoot! Their parents often want them to look young in the photos, whilst the teenager wants to look much older. It’s a case of getting a balance, shooting for both the parents and for the teenager themselves.
Finding the right clothes can make all the difference to your pictures, and it's not as difficult as you might think. Check out these tips and videos, and learn how to enhance your pictures by using clothes that work with your backgrounds.
Q. How to do you deal with children that pull a face in the studio?
Q. Why do some of my photos look like there is a tiny white layer between the subject and camera?
You always seem to use your trusty 70-200mm f2.8 lens, and I love mine too, but people on forums keep saying that I should use primes because "that is what the pro's use".
J.M. Jersey, Channel Islands
There are lots of opportunities for great photos of children in the cold winter weather, and with a little preparation, you can make sure your photos are more than just "snap shots".
Ask those little things about photography that have been niggling you!! I don’t know the meaning of life but I do know a lot about taking pictures so ask away!
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