Shooting JJ

One of my Lifestyle Photography sessions this past weekend was the family’s very first professional shoot ever!

JJ, a recently-turned 3 year old, had bundles of energy and spunk, so I had to get creative in keeping him with his family.

I was equipped with my long lens, so I could catch him in mid-flight.  (According to JJ, he was Buzz Lightyear that day!)  However, soon after the shoot started, I realized I needed to dig into my bag of tricks because capturing him running wasn’t going to make a good collection of images.  Unless, of course, this was a commercial shoot for a sneaker company!   :)

Can you tell if this is morning or afternoon light?

Have you figured out one of my “tricks” yet?

 

*PHOTOGRAPHY TIP*

No matter what your “tricks” are in shooting children, the underlying goal should always be to allow them a bit of freedom to do what they want, so they will reveal their personality and stay happy.

For more ideas and tips on shooting kids, here are a couple articles I wrote for DPS (Digital Photography School):  Don’t Wait for a Smile, How to Photograph Shy Children

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