Join Douglas Kirkland for an in-depth discussion in this video Crafting a vision, part of Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Photographing Kids and Families.
(music playing) Susan and Jane, her daughter, arrived. …Susan is a very beautiful woman, and she has this wonderful child she adopted from Shanghai. …And I thought to myself, I'd like to make a mother and daughter picture. …I keep trying to find new places in this home we live in. …The more you can do in one place, in any photographic work, the better you are. …I mean, I used to shoot fashion. …We would find, if we'd go to one location and do a day's work, we'd be much better off …than running in to twenty-nine places, because you get it done.…
(video playing) …In an area like this, there were certain things I wanted. …I knew I wanted an out-of-focus background. …I didn't have a large space, so by going to a longer lens, we get less of the background, …and it's fuzzier because of the less depth of field. …So I ended up shooting at 3200, and I shot wide open. I shot at f/4. …And I was shooting at, I believe, a 90th of a second at that combination. …I didn't have them just look at the camera. …
- 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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