A Note on Content

The purpose of this blog is twofold: (1) to advertise my services as a photographer, and (2) to provide useful information to people who want to take better pictures, particularly when it comes to photographing children.

Although I have not organized the blog posts in any particular order, I have tried to start with basic information and build from there, so those wanting to learn more about photography and visiting the site for the first time may want to start with the oldest posts first.

If you have questions or comments about the blog, please feel free to leave a comment or to email me directly. I hope the photos and other information presented here help you appreciate the art of children's photography, and inspire you to take great photographs of your own.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Let 'em be Dorky

So, here are my four, delightful children, going through the ritual of posing for the annual holiday greeting card photo. Card worthy, eh?

Here's the point. With few exceptions, kids don't like to pose, particularly if they are asked to do so repeatedly. Furthermore, as I'm sure you've experienced, the more you ask them to pose, the worse those poses typically become. One simply solution? Let them dork it up now and then. They want to do it, and, in my experience, it helps relax and loosen them up for the next series of shots.

Besides, all those goof-ball shots make for great blackmail material later ...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Photography as Story Telling

I am always excited to find new photographers whose work I admire. Stumbled across this one recently: the Indonesian photographer Rarinda Prakarsa, who has an fantastic grasp of lighting, composition, and story telling through photography.

I believe his work is heavily manipulated digitally, but done so with a real feeling for the image and subject matter.

I can't find a stand alone website, but the following link should bring up a wide sampling of his work: http://photo.net/photos/rarindra. Gorgeous stuff.