Showing posts from October, 2010

Shooting Children & Families

After photographing another family, I'll admit that shooting groups is a lot harder than most of you would believe. Remember those annoying photographers who would practically shout at you to move your head this way or that, or to "Put your arm down, move it a bit to the right, no, that's too far - go back, now tilt your head to the right..."
Well, it turns out that they were the GOOD photographers. 
And I thought they were just the ANNOYING photographers.

Shots like the one here are actually easier to take because you don't have to herd several people at the same time. All eyes on the camera, all hair in place, all arms and hands properly situated. It's like juggling 40 balls in the air because while you're choosing placement, positioning and verbally trying to soothe the client, you're also trying to set aperture, shutter speed, then focus and SHOOT! SHOOT! SHOOT! before anyone budges. And believe me, with more than one or two people, the possibility …