A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to photography handsome little Aiden, who is 6 months old. He had bags of personality and was a joy to photography. Here are a few of the photos I took.
I used a cream coloured throw as a backdrop, to give a studio look, as the photographs were taken at his home with his mum, Helen.
I look forward to photographing him some more in the future.
The XRR photographic club recently had a digital image competition. One of my 5 images entered got an impressive 19 out of 20. The image can be seen below.
Wow, I can’t believe that it has been a number of months since my last post, which ironically was on my first photo shoot of Baby Adam.
Adam is nearing 6 months old, and is quite a character. Paul and Claire have a little bundle of treasure.
Also, I used a new flashgun method that allows for flash to bounce off the wall instead of off the ceiling to give a better directional lighting, which I got from Neil van Niekerk.
For more photos of baby Adam, please go to my latest gallery.
Two of my friends, Paul and Claire had their first child, Adam on 11th July. I took some photos yesterday and here are some of the shots, with more in my new gallery.
I am looking forward to taking more photos when Adam is a little older in a few months time.
People often say, never work with children or animals. It is probably because of their unpredictive nature. Pets, and indeed wild animals, won’t wait for you, and they won’t hold a pose for long. Young children can get bored very quickly, so they need to be kept engaged and entertained. Take plenty of shots and eventually, you will capture some great photos of children and pets.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to photograph children, so can’t share my experience on that front. However, I love taking pictures of animals, whether they be wild or pets. Mind you, some pets can be wild too! With pets, I tend to get down to their level so I don’t appear too threatening. If you spend enough time with the pet, they will get used to you and will forget about you and start to do their own thing. If you use one of their favourite toys, then the pet can become more manageable. However, holding a camera and a toy at the same time is near impossible, so recruit a helper, and one of the best people for that job is the owner of the pet. Also, it is important to photograph the pet in their natual surroundings, which they are accustomed to as this will help keep the animal at ease.
I have created a new pets album in my gallery page of my photos of my cats past and present. I will add more pet photos over the course of time.