Tips on Photographing Expressive Children Part 2 – Mood that emanated from children face or their body language will make parents spellbound. Children expression is a miracle. They seemed to have their own world that can not be penetrated by an adult. The world is what makes it so special, there can be no compulsion for them, there was just a close approach to the world the way they are.
The approach should approach their world and for that reason, their photograph has its own challenges. Here are tips and tricks for photographing children as a continuation of the first part:
Waiting Patiently for the Right Moment
Children are usually active and are not always willing to listen to instruction, so that they seemed to be the boss for a photo shoot. Talk to them, build a relationship with them in a short time, so that they feel comfortable with your presence. Watch them and you should be ready with your camera for a good moment to be photographed, for it requires patience in order to get a good and interesting moments to be photographed, do not do it in a hurry because it will produce a mediocre. But also do not hesitate to shoot as much as possible at the right moment.
Photograph Children When They’re Playing with Toys
Children usually very close to their toys, especially their favorite toys. Featured is their time playing with toys and looking for moments that show interest in the relationship between them and the toys. If you want, you can focus on their hand while playing with their toys without taking their face.
Note the Background and Foreground
Unless there is a specific purpose, avoid shooting in the neighborhood with the foreground and background is cluttered and unwanted. Avoid something vertical behind them that will look like as if it comes from their head. The main object that you notice is the children, remove unwanted objects to emphasize the object.
Look at the Color
If you know the place you’re going, plan carefully by choosing a good combination of colors between the children’s clothes and background / surroundings. Avoid wearing the same colors / similar to the environment, because it will make children less prominent in the photos.
Do A Photo Shoot in the Morning or Afternoon
When shooting outdoors, should be done in early morning or late afternoon when the sunlight angle is low and the quality of light is better and softer. If you do not have a choice but to shoot at a high angle of the sunlight at noon, try to find a shady spot under a tree or where the sunlight is blocked by tall buildings.
Use Windows or Curtains to Reduce Light
When shooting indoors, try to position the child at the window with his face to the window or one side of his face illuminated by the light from the window. If you have a thin white curtain, use blinds to diffuse light and create a soft lighting if necessary.
Focus on Their Eyes
The most beautiful part of the children are the eyes, for that try to do a photo shoot with a focus on their eyes when you shoot at an angle to the face.
Look for Expression, Emotion and Relationships
Capturing children’s expressions, emotions and their relationships with parents or friends will help make a better photo and story telling. So look funny faces, laughter, laughter and even tears.
Rule of Third
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Try to be creative with the composition. If you’re a regular photographing children by placing them in the center of the photo, try a different approach now. Put their position by following the Rule of Third (their position at the intersection of the line if the area of the photo is divided into 9 equal parts).
Align the Position Camera With Their Eyes
Photographing children from a high angle perspective creates unpleasant. Bring your camera position their eyes in a way parallel squat or lie down.
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