Join Douglas Kirkland for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting the stage, part of Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Photographing Kids and Families.
(music playing)…The pictures we took yesterday of families and friends were very important to me, and …it's something that I've wanted to do with these people for some time. …The first people to arrive were Joel and Ona, with their son James. …He was the first person to be photographed. …(video playing) …Ona is a very special lady to me, because I've photographed her since she was 17, just …after she had arrived here in the States from Nigeria.…
And then I photographed her wedding with Joel. …And then she was pregnant one day, and then I wanted to photograph her in a studio. …I used the spotlight in the background to get the shape of her stomach, and at one point …I brought Joel in to listen to the baby. …This was the beginning of photographing this family for me. …And James has been great, and that boy just looks more incredible all the time. …Look at that head of hair! When James arrived with his mom and dad, it was interesting, …because at first, even though I'd see him a lot of times, he was a little timid.…
- 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
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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