Capture the Holiday Spirit with 7 Secrets of Children's Photography

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Learn timeless outdoor children's photography tips to ensure that treasured moments become important keepsakes.

and connect honestly, because children know the truth and can't be fooled.

Confused about children's photography? Discover how to learn the skills, confidence and inspiration needed to capture authentic photographs that stand the test of time -- to convey the spirit and personality of the child and the beauty of the holiday season.

Expert child photographer Cheryl Machat Dorskind, author of The Art of Photographing Children, reveals tips and secrets to achieve special children's photographs on the "7 Photography Questions" podcast with host Dr. Audri Lanford.

The key, explains Dorskind, is for the photographer to relate with the child on the child's own personal level. "Open the heart," says Dorskind "and connect honestly, because children know the truth and can't be fooled."

During this informative, free interview, Dorskind shares answers to the biggest questions about children's photography. Listeners will hear Dorskind:

  • Debunk the biggest myth about photographing kids.
  • Reveal creative ideas for establishing rapport.
  • Define the ideal settings and lenses used to capture children's photographs.
  • Discuss the best locations for taking photographs outdoors.
  • Discover tricks to add spirit and catchlights in the eyes of kids, even in the shade.
  • Provide exercises to improve outdoor children's photography skills.

Towards the end of the interview, Dorskind shares some of her own photographs of children and tells the stories and techniques behind each one. Go here to find the current podcast called "Outdoor Children's Photography - An Interview with Cheryl Machat Dorskind".

Interviews with top photographers are posted to every Tuesday. Listeners can use any computer to hear the podcast at the website, or easily download it to any MP3 player or subscribe at iTunes for iPods, iPhones and computers. Show Notes, the photographs that are discussed and all of the resources mentioned in each podcast are also posted to the website. Current podcasts are available here.


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