Photographing Children is Child's Play with These Secrets From a New Exclusive Interview with a Master Photographer

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Photographing children doesn't need to be difficult. Find out how to take exciting and unique photographs of toddlers, kids and teens with the answers to 7 key questions that unlock skill, expertise, and creativity in this new interview

The most important thing is to forge your emotional connection with your child

Photographing children can be a challenge - even for the most seasoned professional photographers - but it doesn't need to be, even if you're only a novice. Taking fabulous photographs of children becomes as easy as pie for those who understand just seven great tricks and techniques. This week, master photographer Vik Orenstein reveals 7 tips, techniques and secrets you definitely want to know about photographing children - but didn't know who to ask - with host Dr. Audri Lanford, on the free 7 Photography Questions podcast

"The most important thing is to forge your emotional connection with your child," says Orenstein, who has written several books on the subject of photography including Creative Techniques for Photographing Children. "Go with the child's mood because the image will have more emotional integrity."

During this interview, Orenstein reveals:

  • The single biggest mistake people make when photographing children.
  • Two simple exercises you can do at home to improve the photographs you take of children.
  • Several ordinary household objects that are guaranteed to hold a child's attention and help capture those magical photography moments.
  • A surprising photography tip that involves toilet paper!
  • How to get softer, prettier skin tones and a better light ratio between the child and the background.
  • What clothes and colors are best for kids to wear when being photographed.

Towards the end of the interview, Orenstein tells the story behind several of her own photos of babies, kids, and teenagers while explaining the various tricks, techniques, and camera gear she used to take them. This interview is not to be missed! So learn how you can take amazing photographs of children by listening in for free here.

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