Start with the kid! This sounds obvious when photographing
children, but many images start with a couch in a field, or a tutu
the size of Montana. What do these props have to do with the child
you are photographing?
In this funny and beautifully illustrated guide, photographer Allison Tyler Jones provides inspiration and practical techniques for photographers to effectively capture kids in beautiful light. She challenges readers to go a little deeper in their thought processes and to be more personal, more thought provoking, more humorous, and more real.
From a practical, photographer’s perspective, this guide approaches studio and on location lighting with a mix of technical information and advise on how to apply these ideas while working with subjects that are shy, sulking, showing off, or constantly in motion.
Readers will learn about:
Five Ms lighting concept–mood, main, measure, modify, and move–and how to include them into a decision-making process.
Selecting a light source, setting the camera to sync, and triggering the flash.
White seamless backgrounds and practical considerations for hanging and using them in your studio.
Directing the shoot and how to work with kids, clients, and even pets.
Choosing props with integrity, clothing suggestions, and styling the shoot.
Decisions about setting and lighting on location.
Finishing the job you started with presentation of your product to your clients.
Table of Contents
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- Dedication Page
Section 1: Vision
- 1. Start with the Kid
- 2. Brace Yourself
- 3. Developing Your Style
Section 2: Process
- 4. Lighting Gear
- 5. The Five M’s of Studio Lighting
- 6. One Light, Five Ways in the Studio
- 7. The White Seamless Manifesto
- 8. Lighting on Location
Section 3: The Shoot
- 9. Styling and Props
- 10. Directing the Shoot
- 11. Putting It All Together
- Section 4: The Final Product
- Title: 100% Kid: A Professional Photographer’s Guide to Capturing Kids in a Whole New Light
- Release date: December 2013
- Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
- ISBN: 9780133522037