Join Douglas Kirkland for an in-depth discussion in this video Photographing kids and families, part of Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Photographing Kids and Families.
Photography of kids is very important. …I love always to document family, as I did my kids when they were growing up. …You want a great image that lasts into the future and people remember. …(video playing) …Frequently, people say "when I think of Douglas Kirkland I think of Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson, …and Audrey Hepburn and others." …Yes, that's a world I live in, and life has been good to me.…
So they say "why do you want to photograph kids?" …You know why? It's all photography. (video playing) …When you get great pictures of kids that you photograph, if you do it well, you are recording …a very important piece of history. …I have three kids of my own who are now grown and Mark was the first one. …He was one of my favorite subjects, and he is now in his mid-50s, and of course now it's grandkids.…
In Vermont a few years ago, we had a new grandchild, Anna Sophia, and Karen was picking her up …in the air and she had a red hat on, a picture asking to be taken--the picture we wanted …for our family--and that was really important. …
- 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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