Shoot: Single Child Poses
Okay, so let's talk about Children's poses with just one kid. Okay? So the things that I'm thinking of all right, The first thing is posed to reflect personality. Is there ham? Let them be a ham. If they're quiet, do soft, quiet poses don't force anything. So if, for example, I have inspiration where I really want, like, a sassy kids photo and there a quiet little kid. I'm not gonna I'm not gonna do that. Um, so try to read off of the kids personality, and then the second thing is this We don't really have anything. The work was here, but I find with kids, if you can give them something to interact with, it made things so much easier cause I would say go hang onto that fence and lean back at me and I could get them laughing. Or, um, you know, go sit on that bench or going against that tree or something to interact with, because it's just kind of standing in front of a stroke. Like e mean. If they're, uh if they're a class clown, they're just going to go crazy. If they're shy, they're j...
ust gonna climb up. So if there's something to interact with. It's more believable. So believable actions attended to work out better for me. I actually think you're better off starting out on location for short. And then, of course, I do recommend having an assistant. And when I say an assistant, it could be a friend of the family. It could be someone that just wants to learn photography, something like that. So that if you, for example, if you have your feet in place, you know that that's at that angle and you're gonna cut on crop the head. If I need to go move this kid, I've gotta move, and I might mess it up. But it's easier to sit can help me out. And so it gives you an extra hand. Uh, okay, so, um, number three is it depends on the age, but I like to say OK, you know, go lean up against that wall and give me sass, because if you just say, like, lean up against the wall, put your elbow back like that's That's too much, eh? So I try to do what I do. A lot for poses is I say OK, give me this type of pose with this type of feel and they kind of acted out. And then I could tweak it from there, um, versus giving too much direction. It'll just go kind of right over their head, so follow their lead, feel free to involve them in the process. Because then it's not like, Oh, it's another adult telling me what to do. It's like, OK, let's think this fun. I want you to go run over there and run back at me and flew your arms. Okay, then it looks fun. It probably a terrible photo. But then you could say, OK, take a seat and then take their picture. At least they felt like they got to involve. Get involved. Um, I usually find sitting and laying poses or more natural standing poses. Either they're uncomfortable or they start running around. And then I'm chasing in my frame. Um, and this is something else to take a look at. Make sure when you're photographing kids that you pay attention to what your focus points are and you're shooting modes. So that's not really what this class is about. What you might not, for example, want one shot, um, set on your camera and you might not want spot focus, because if they move the missing and it's out of focus, so that's more of a technical thing To be aware off, um, and number five would be varying angle. One of my favorite shots of kids is when they're sitting on the ground looking straight up, because whatever is closest to the cameras largest so. Some of the things that we love and kids are big, innocent eyes, like just big, glowing innocent eyes. So if you go ahead and have kids sit on the ground and look up at you, then in that case it really emphasizes those eyes. That's what the attention is drawn to. Um, otherwise, my opinion is shoot really, really high or really, really love. If you shoot a really low angle than your at their perspective, and you can kind of see and feel what it's like to be them and you're connecting versus this is just kind of overhead. Adorable view