Review Of Earlier Shoot Images
I'm gonna jump into a little bit more that I wanna cover before we get into some post-processing and (sighing) a lot of other things, too. (laughing) We still have a lot to go in this last segment! But first, I know that we had dropped some tethering while we were shooting earlier, and I wanted to show you some of the shots I was getting that you couldn't necessarily see. This was our little sick boy who, we have to treat a child who is sick as someone who right now feeling everything. So that doesn't mean that's who he is all the time, but I am gonna switch into that mode. I was talking about that this morning, when I was talking about all the personality types, as a child who just is feeling everything. And because he is, this kinda moment I'm getting from him happens. Did you see much of this when he started feeling badly?! It's seconds I had. I had this real quick. I had him look at his mom, that real quick. I'm adjusting everything. I'm switching over to another shot. I'm thinking...
about what I have to adjust in terms of technical settings, but I'm also just tryin' to get the expressiveness I want. We had our last kid, who is a dynamic kid. I took his images. I threw them quickly into post-processing, which I'll show you exactly how quickly, and we got him doing this (laughing) and doing this, super cute! We had this guy, who gave me that smile, right! That smile! 'Cause he was tryin' to do the right thing! That's the thing, I think. When I see that face, I think all this kid's tryin' to do is what I asked of him. He's always been told that's how he smiles, so he's doing the cheese smile. He literally said "Cheese," to himself! He said "Okay, cheese." (laughing) Right! And so I have to break that up a little bit. 'Cause we've got this really adorable kid, but I want the expressiveness that's real and authentic. And so I'm able to get this, which is a whole different smile, and this, and this, by simply engaging, stepping in and out. I'm shooting everything in RAW, but I'm delivering some, just showing you some, in JPEG. You can see some of that too. But that's what I'm doing, I'm trying to figure out how to get out the real, authentic expression that is theirs, and I have to bypass what they have been preconditioned, in my experience. They have been preconditioned to deliver to me.
Each child is unique and needs different techniques to draw out the most authentic portrait. Acclaimed family photographer, Tamara Lackey, talks through how to quickly identify the characteristics of a child and the posing techniques and direction that can lead to a fun session with great results. She’ll cover:
- The 6 basic personalities that children may show up to a photo shoot with
- How to draw out a shy child in front of the camera
- Tips for photographing the children who don’t want to be there
- Gear and accessory considerations for family shoots
- How to build to a natural pose
Have the confidence and the technique to capture an authentic child portrait in every session no matter client or their mood!