Join Douglas Kirkland for an in-depth discussion in this video Connecting with kids, part of Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Photographing Kids and Families.
Generally, when I'm working with kids and families, I find it best to start with the available light. …We went upstairs and we got a big bathtub up there, and there is a lot of light there. …We have a lot of little toys around the edges. …My wife Francoise has them there for kids when they come. …She was so right, because it became a playpen. …(video playing) …It's quite important to have things that kids can relate to.…
I mean, we have crayons around here and paper. …I have one boy whom I photographed a number of years, Sean, he had one year that outer …space was his passion, and the next year it was dinosaurs. …If you can relate to them on their terms, a child for example with a toy or something …like that, or something that they can participate with, they have their communication running with you. …(video playing)…Here is Jack. He comes in, and he was a little frightened at first too, but Christian put him into the …tub with James, and he started to light up and smile.…
(video playing) …And this one point he got a little frightened, but that was taken away pretty quickly, because …
- Capturing memories: the importance of photographing kids and families
- Working with toddlers by playing with them
- Making lens and lighting decisions
- Using props and toys to make kids comfortable
- Posing families and kids together
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