There is no doubt that taking photographs of children is one of the most interesting forms of photography, yet it is also one of the most challenging and hardest forms. Children are active creatures and it is hard to keep them still for a few minutes so you can try different shots and effects.
However, there are some tips that can help you to get the best shots of kids playing around. Learning a few things about how to take photographs of children will help you overcome unexpected situations when photographing them.
Photographing childhood by Lanola Kathleen is one of these resources that you should check before moving forward with your children photography project.
So let us explore this amazing book that has been published by FocalPress, which is leading the industry of photography books and related topics. The book starts out by listing the objectives and continues with the most important part, choosing and defining your objective before you start. The second chapter takes you on a flashback journey about the history of photography and how photographers used to take shots.
The third chapter moves on to more practical points, covering the options for tools and photography gear. Since the book focuses on the techniques of shooting kids, this chapter is like an overview to help you prepare your photography equipment.
Then, in chapter 4, the book moves on to another interesting topic, which is the childhood timeline and what you should learn about kids before starting your project. This is an important point to consider and a good introduction to the subject that you will shoot.
The fifth chapter moves to another important concept of photography in general, which is Nostalgia, or the detachment from the current time and moving back to precise moments in history using photographs and old shots.
In chapter six, the book gives some inspiration from talented photographers and talks about their work, and then concludes with the final stage, which is storing, printing and sharing photographs after you have taken the perfect shots.
In general, the book presents a useful resource for learning how to take photographs of children. These photos can be of your own child or a professional children photography project. Its friendly approach and unique arrangement makes reading this book a great journey and an amazing experience.