How to Photograph Children & Babies

How to Photograph Children and Babies

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  • Skill Level: Anyone

  • Course length: 4 weeks

  • Next start date: 2nd August 2014

  • Course price: £145 (Approx. US$232)

Are you a parent or grandparent who wants to capture lasting memories of your children? Are you an aspiring pro, who wants to expands your photographic repertoire?  Children grow up so quickly and if you want to take professional looking portraits of children and babies, then this is the photography course for you; taught by Sony World Fashion Photographer of the Year – David Handley

Now you can learn how to photograph children with the style, clarity, color, and beauty you see in professional photographs.  These fun child photography classes combine humor with solid know-how, to show you how to compose shots, handle cameras, take portraits,  and even work with kids!

David reveals his secretes of how he works with children to creat beautiful natural looking portraits.

Packed with beautiful examples and presented in a down-to-earth style from one parent to another, this photography course will help families everywhere, take better photos of their children.

  • Moms are one of the fastest-growing segments of the camera-toting demographic.
  • Mixes information, inspiration, and fun for parents who want to take better photographs of the children in their lives
  • Explains how to set up a camera and use the controls on basic compacts up to advanced dSLR cameras
  • Covers shot composition, determining settings, exposing images correctly, the essentials of printing images, how to process for clear and bright color, and more
  • Includes stunning examples of portraits and candids of children

Create lasting memories with this fun and informative kids photography course!

 Course Content

Week 1: Achieving natural photographs of babies and children

The first lecture is all about achieving natural photographs of babies and children of all ages. There is a particular method I use all of the time for getting happy, natural looking pictures. The different techniques relating to this method are explored and illustrated, as I show you photographs I have taken using each technique. The photos are mostly the finished product which were used commercially and there are some behind the scenes shots showing you how I achieved the pictures.

Week 2: Techniques and Attitudes

The second lecture follows on from the first in the respect that it’s about more techniques and attitudes. It contains more of my knowledge, views and philosophies on photographing children and babies.  I talk about specific methods relating to particular age groups but as with all of the lectures, it includes all ages, from newborn to teens.   Again I talk through my own photographs, to show you how I used the techniques I’m explaining and how I put them into use to create each picture. I share my experiences and give you tips and advice on how you can achieve similar pictures.

Week 3: Improving your Technical Abilities

Once you have learnt the techniques mentioned in the first two lectures, you can then start to improve your technical abilities. This lecture is more technical but I don’t blind you with science and too much jargon. Keeping it as simple as possible, I want to give you a better understanding of cameras and photography so you will become a better photographer. However, it’s not all about equipment and data, as I also find this a little boring myself. I want you to enjoy taking pictures. I’m merely giving you guidelines on the technical things which will give you more control and skill as a photographer.

The lecture also includes creative things like composition, cropping, camera angle etc.

Week 4: The Secrets of Lighting

The fourth lecture is mostly about lighting. Lighting is actually very important and is probably overlooked a great deal. It can make the difference between a mediocre and a great picture.  All the elements in a photo can remain the same but if the lighting is beautiful and flattering then so will be the picture.  In this lecture I explain the different types of lighting you can use.  They are all very simple and are explained again with the aid of my photographs.

You will be amazed at the difference good lighting makes to your pictures. Especially when combined with all the other skills and knowledge you will have learnt from the previous lectures.

 Online Course Benefits

  • Weekly 1-2-1 tuition and feedback from, and access to, some of the best tutors in the world.
  • Weekly video tutorials, allowing you to revisit lectures again and again.
  • Weekly assignments which are critiqued by your expert tutor - most students find this feedback one of the most valuable aspects of the course
  • Magazine style downloadable transcript (your own four part ebook of the course)
  • All this is done within 'MyClassRoom' - your own virtual, community based global classroom
  • Vibrant social network communities
  • At the end of your course, if you successfully complete your course, you will receive a certificate of completion and an online badge (available to download from your classroom)

To understand more about how it all works, go to the 'How it Works' section!

 Requirements

DSLR or compact Camera

Off camera flash unit is useful but not essential.

Props: Toys, Balloons, Wigs, Funny masks, Jokes, Costumes etc.

Patience and a positive mental attitude!

Learn How to Photograph Children