Join Erika Thornes for an in-depth discussion in this video Playtime and pictures at a park, part of Kids Photography: In Parks at Play.
- We're here this morning at the park to capture children at play. They can be active, they're running around all the time, and so we're going to use the elements of the park to create fantastic portraits of them while they are just having a great time. It will seem like a photo shoot to me, but for the kids, it's supposed to feel like they're just having a natural fun day at the park, and there might be a camera around here or there. But that way we can capture them in their natural smiles, with their fun times, and capture just that sense of innocence, and that sense of play that children have at this age, that sometimes can be distracted if they have a camera in their face.
But if we do it right, the kids are gonna have a great time, we'll have some fantastic memories, and they will just remember having fun at the park.
In this course, we join photographer Erika Thornes in a sun-dappled park for a look at the techniques she employs to shoot her beautiful, natural-light portraits. Watch as Erika engages with a little girl and adjusts her shooting approach based on what the child is doing. Erika also demonstrates tricks for dealing with high-energy kids. The course concludes with a review of the day's shoot and some post-processing tips.