Iâ€™ve been asked by parents of children to photograph their birthday parties numerous occasions and each time it has been a lot of fun.
Photographing childrenÂ isnâ€™t always easy â€“ and photographing â€˜the birthday partyâ€™ presents itâ€™s own unique opportunities and challenges as a photographer.
Whether you’re creating a professional fashion shoot or capturing a family portrait, learning how to pose your subjects for the camera is one of the most important photographic tools you can have in your kit of photography knowledge. Before you begin, youâ€™ll want to have some key equipment on hand to make posing your model effortless.
Today we’re going to delve into one of the most important aspects of photography – lighting. We’ll begin with a background as to why lighting is so important, discuss the traditional three-light setup, and then move on to illustrate a number of different lighting techniques (and the associated results)!
For those of you that have read my articles on shooting the natural looking HDR Landscape, forget everything you readâ€¦well almost everythingâ€¦ when it comes to Night Cityscapes. They are a totally different animal in shooting and processing.