Join Erika Thornes for an in-depth discussion in this video The pictures where the lighting really works, part of Kids Photography: In Parks at Play.
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- After she was on that little swing,…Zoe decided she really wanted to go to the big-girl swings.…She asked her daddy,…Please, daddy can we go over there?…Of course! It's her day!…Of course we can go over there.…So he brought her over there and…he placed her in the swing.…He's great.…He knew instantly that I would want her facing…away from the sun, with her whole body…in the shade with the sun behind.…It looks great.…This picture is honestly my favorite photo of the day.…Something about how she's just looking at me,…holding on to that swing, and him with his arm there.…
She looks like she owns it.…She looks like she's boss and she knows what's going on.…That park is hers.…But, something that made this image…just even more spectacular was the fact that her dad…was standing behind her.…It's a little distracting, but at the same time…there's a huge benefit to it,…and that was because he was blocking the sun…that was hitting the side of her face.…You can see it right over here on her arm.…He's blocking it, that was going to hit here.…
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.