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CHAPTER 6. PORTRAITS > 52 Allow Plenty of Time When Photographing Kids

52 Allow Plenty of Time When Photographing Kids

Taking pictures of kids can be fun, but it can also be a challenge: kids are relaxed, but they’re unpredictable too, so it’s easiest to work with them while they’re playing in a familiar environment. In any case, bring a wealth of patience and a large memory card. Try to capture their gentle faces by using a soft filter and indirect light. A soft filter causes the bright parts of your picture to appear muted and warm without affecting your focus. It also has the effect of smoothing images out so not every skinned knee or pimple will show up. Indoors and out, a neutral background will create a calm mood.

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Soft lighting, a long focal length, a shallow depth of field, and a neutral background will establish harmony in photos of children. // PHOTO: TOBIAS HAGBERG


  

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