The days are long but the years are short. Children grow up in a snap. Take great photos of your children and you'll have beautiful keepsakes forever. Capturing beautiful candid images of your children doesn’t have to be left to the professionals. Every parent wants to capture their child’s authentic self and wants to see the real smiles, not the “for-the-camera” smiles.
Join Jennifer Borget, a blogger, photographer and most importantly, mother of two rambunctious kids, to see how there's more to taking great pictures than simply breaking out your smartphone.
Jennifer demonstrates how to get out of auto-mode, use your gear to its full potential and use techniques for lifestyle photography. Learn the skills you need to create images and memories that last a lifetime.
In this combination of classroom and off-site photography sessions, learn how to maximize your gear and capture memories for your family.
Where we're going:
• Meet for registration, introductions and gear loans.
• DSLR Basics
• Aperture priority mode, then switching to full manual, ISO, F-stop, shutter speed briefly broken down.
• Composition/ rule of thirds, negative space
• Practice photographing children using these new tools. Experiment with full manual mode.
• Candid photography vs posing discussion and practice. Outdoor, indoor differences. Getting natural smiles out of kids.
• Photographing indoors. Looking for the light. Angles and metering. Full-light vs side light, or backlight (silhouette). Adjusting in tungsten light.
• Photographing outdoors, looking for shade, golden hours, backlight etc.
• Photography at high noon.
• Capturing children in motion, photographing running, jumping, and skipping kids. Using panning techniques, and/or high shutter speeds to freeze swinging.
• Overcoming challenges shooting groups of children
• Remote shooting and getting in the picture with kids.