Learn To Photograph Children For Money Or Pleasure
Tips on child photography! How to create a stunning portfolio for yourself or your client – Where do you start? Whether you are just here to learn how to get the most out of your digital camera when photographing your own children, or are looking to make a living from this style of photography, hopefully these tips on child photography will lead you on your way.
Whilst infant or baby photography can be one of the most rewarding areas, it can also be quite frustrating. If you have your own or have been around young children long enough, you will know what I mean! The term “never work with animals or children” springs to mind and usually relates to photography or film-making. However, done right, you will end up with photographs that will last forever and really capture the spirit of the moment.
I have seen Mothers in tears (of joy I might add!) when they have seen some photographs of their children, and you cannot put a price on that kind of reaction! With regard to pricing, that is something you must decide depending on the demographics of your particular area. I find it easier to charge a little more for the sitting but offer prints at a competitive rate, I normally get larger orders that way!
If you are looking to do this type of photography for a living, it can be both lucrative and ongoing as you may well become the family photographer for many years to come. Kids change so much in just 6 months so establishing yourself early on would be a great business move. Just follow the links below in the order that they run.
If you have any further questions on any photograph in this section, please let us know as well as if there are any other subjects you would like to see covered.
- Be Prepared
- Smile Please
- Show Your Wares
- The Setting
- The Natural Approach
- Clothes and Props
- Be Ready
- The Formal Shots
- The Eyes! The Eyes!!
Let the Kids have a go with this brilliant “Kid Tough Camera” from Fisher Price – Fisher Price Kid Tough Digital Camera