W.C. Fields was famously quoted as saying that actors should never work with children or animals because they always steal the show. And, you know what? He was pretty much right, especially when it comes to children.
Photographing kids is one of the more unpredictable aspects of being a portrait photographer. First and foremost, tricks that work for capturing amazing adult portraits doesn't work on kids. You’ll need an arsenal of patience, some creative propping and even a touch of psychology to get the best images.
To emphasize a young child's beauty, innocence and inquisitive nature, brightly colored paper backdrops are the perfect solution. Here are 9 great examples of baby portraits that feature Savage seamless paper backdrops.
This month we asked YOU for your best tips to capturing great child portraits! We received a lot of valuable tips that we'd love to share with other photographers out there! Here are some of our favorite contest answers...
Kids, especially toddlers, don’t pose, can’t hide their true emotions for the camera, and resist any attempts to make them look or act like adults. In other words, they radiate personality like no one else, making them some of the best subjects. But in order to capture them, you’ll need an entirely different approach than what you may be used to. So today, let’s go through some techniques...
Photographing children can be joyful and challenging all at once. Their natural state is to be in constant movement, make silly faces or have short attention spans. It can be frustrating to get not only your own child to cooperate but gaining the trust of a client’s little one can be even more daunting. These tips will help you take some wonderful Spring portraits this season.
From neutral grays to bold yellows, Savage seamless paper becomes a distinct element of your photograph. Here are 12 of our favorite examples of Savage Coral Seamless Paper we found... Which is your favorite?
It’s that time of the year again. The weather turns, and before you know it the holidays appear over the horizon and parents start thinking about the family Christmas card. You may already have some of your clients from last year calling to set up an appointment.
Now the second biggest holiday next to Christmas, Halloween provides the ultimate in setting, props and atmosphere to capture unique and stunning images. And, it’s the perfect time to experiment with exposure times, shutter speeds and unusual compositions.
One of the hottest portrait ideas in the photography fields, The Cake Smash shot, can also prove to be one of your studios biggest moneymakers. If for some recent you haven’t heard of this phenom, it involves a tiny child, a big cake and the freedom for them to make a complete mess as they please!
We love celebrating birthdays, and even better, capturing priceless moments on camera. Cake smash pictures are a great way to do this and using Savage Seamless Paper Backgrounds make these messy photo shoots a lot easier. When you're done having fun, don't even think about cleaning up sticky frosting everywhere, just cut off the dirty few feet of paper and toss it!
I recently received the Whitewash Printed Background Paper from Savage Universal. I typically shoot using large 10 foot backdrops and paper rolls so I was curious to see what it would be like to work with a 53” roll. I was also eager to see how realistic the paper would appear when photographed.