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Michelle Ross
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2004
 

Children's Portraits??


I am needing some recommendations on any books that might have some poses for shooting children as young as 3-4 months. .. I don't have alot of props yet and am just needing some basics. . . Thanks!


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6/13/2005 6:18:13 AM

 

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  Hi Michelle,

I have a great suggestion for a book by one of our Betterphoto.com instructors: Vik Orenstein. Vik teaches our online photography course, Photographing Children:

http://www.betterphoto.com/photocourses/VIK01.asp

She has a fantastic book, Creative Techniques for Photographing Children (29.95). While this book does not specifically give instruction on photographing babies, there is a section dedicated to that subject.

Her book is currently out of print and our BetterPhoto store shows that we are out of stock. However, I was organizing the bookstore over the weekend and found one last copy of her book. If you are interested, you can purchase this autographed copy by phoning our orders dept.:
I am available at 1-888-586-7337 from 9am-4pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

Thanks,
Heather Young
heather at betterphoto.com


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6/13/2005 9:20:58 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 
 
  SPORT
SPORT
fugi s2/200/f22 3 light system
untouched,CAN BE DONE AS EARLY AS 3 MOS.

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  FLOWER CHILD
FLOWER CHILD
fugi s2/200/f22 3 light system
untouched with hand painted filter
THIS TYPE OF POSE CAN BE DONE FROM NEW BORN-3 LIGHT SYSTEM

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  HOW CUTE AM I
HOW CUTE AM I
fugi s2/200/f22 3 light system
untouched- hand painted filter
THIS IS THE OVER THE HILL POSE- MOM HAS A HAND ON BABY'S BUTT - THIS POSE SHOULD BE DONE AT A ANGLE.
STUDIO 3 LIGHT SYSTEM

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HI Michelle ,
I ALSO HAVE A BOOK OUT YOU CAN SEE IT ON MY GALLERY- BUT YOU DON'T NEED A LOT OF PROPS ,AT THIS AGE MOST ARE DANGEROUS.
YOU CAN USE A SMALL WOODEN OR BRASS DOLL CRIB. WHEN YOU POSE THIS BABY MAKE SURE THAT YOU PUT A SMALL PILLOW OR TOWEL BEHIND ,SO AS TO PROTECT THE HEAD-YOU WANT THIS BABY SITTING UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE(USE TOWEL OR BLANKETS FOR THE SIDES AS WELL)THEN ADD SOME STUFFED TOYS MY GALLERY IS NOT FULL AS OF YET BUT I HAVE A FEW KIDS ON IT-I WILL WORK ON IT THIS WEEK-AFTER THE FIRST RELEASE OF MY 4TH BOOK(THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER) HAS SHIPPED.
MY BOOK ON CHILDRENS POSING GO THROUGH THE SEVEN PHOTOGRAPHIC STAGES OF CHILDREN(ON CD WITH PORTRAITS OF ALL)
BUT HERE ARE A FEW.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
DEBBY TABB


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6/13/2005 11:15:33 AM

 
Michelle Ross
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2004
  Thanks Debby. I have a Novatron 3 light system so this helps alot! I also have one of those baby poser things. I'm going to be doing a 9 month old some time and I have one of those little John Deere pedal tractors and the mom said she would use denim overalls(shortalls) and we could do some fun stuff with that. How many poses is the "norm" for a baby photo sitting?


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6/13/2005 11:43:43 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 
 
 
HEY MICHELLE,
THAT WILL BE SOOO CUTE.
OKAY THERE IS NO RULE AS TO HOW MANY SHOTS TO BE TAKEN-I ALWAYS TAUGHT:
HEAD SHOT, 3/4 POSE , ARM POSE AND FULL BODY. NOW YOU ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET A APPROVAL SET:3 OR MORE PORTRAITS THAT MATCH:SAME BACK GROUND AND THEME- SAY HEAD SHOT ANGLED TO THE RIGHT, FULL BODY AND A ARM POSE ANGLED TO THE LEFT-THE IDEA IS TO HAVE TWO THAT WHEN FRAMED FACE THE FULL BODY SHOT-THIS IS A SET THAT YOU DO IN ANY PORTRAITS (FAMILY GROUPS ,ETC.)
JUST REMEMBER THE MORE YOU DO AS A SET THE MORE YOU USUALLY SELL.
HOPE THIS HELPS, I'M HERE IF YOU NEED MORE
-SEE THREADS ON :"Family Portrait Ideas"
DEBBY TABB


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6/13/2005 12:12:30 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
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  PUT ME IN COACH
PUT ME IN COACH
fugi s2/200/f22 3 light system
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HEY MICHELLE,
THAT WILL BE SOOO CUTE.
OKAY THERE IS NO RULE AS TO HOW MANY SHOTS TO BE TAKEN-I ALWAYS TAUGHT:
HEAD SHOT, 3/4 POSE , ARM POSE AND FULL BODY. NOW YOU ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET A APPROVAL SET:3 OR MORE PORTRAITS THAT MATCH:SAME BACK GROUND AND THEME- SAY HEAD SHOT ANGLED TO THE RIGHT, FULL BODY AND A ARM POSE ANGLED TO THE LEFT-THE IDEA IS TO HAVE TWO THAT WHEN FRAMED FACE THE FULL BODY SHOT-THIS IS A SET THAT YOU DO IN ANY PORTRAITS (FAMILY GROUPS ,ETC.)
JUST REMEMBER THE MORE YOU DO AS A SET THE MORE YOU USUALLY SELL.
HOPE THIS HELPS, I'M HERE IF YOU NEED MORE
-SEE THREADS ON :"Family Portrait Ideas"
DEBBY TABB


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6/13/2005 12:12:55 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 
 
 
HEY MICHELLE,
THAT WILL BE SOOO CUTE.
OKAY THERE IS NO RULE AS TO HOW MANY SHOTS TO BE TAKEN-I ALWAYS TAUGHT:
HEAD SHOT, 3/4 POSE , ARM POSE AND FULL BODY. NOW YOU ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET A APPROVAL SET:3 OR MORE PORTRAITS THAT MATCH:SAME BACK GROUND AND THEME- SAY HEAD SHOT ANGLED TO THE RIGHT, FULL BODY AND A ARM POSE ANGLED TO THE LEFT-THE IDEA IS TO HAVE TWO THAT WHEN FRAMED FACE THE FULL BODY SHOT-THIS IS A SET THAT YOU DO IN ANY PORTRAITS (FAMILY GROUPS ,ETC.)
JUST REMEMBER THE MORE YOU DO AS A SET THE MORE YOU USUALLY SELL.
HOPE THIS HELPS, I'M HERE IF YOU NEED MORE
-SEE THREADS ON :"Family Portrait Ideas"
DEBBY TABB


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6/13/2005 12:19:00 PM

 
Liza M. Franco
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/26/2004
  Hi Michelle,

One of the best ways I've found to keep a tiny one in a good position is to use a beanbag. You can drape it with a piece of fabric or backdrop and it keeps the little one in place. Before placing the baby in there I usually use my hands and make a spot where I want them to be placed and set them in there. You can also do a shot of them on there belly. I try to plump up the side of the beanbag closest to my camera and make the back side slope down. Place the baby on their tummy at the top of the hill and you can then position their arms in front of them to look like they are propping themselves up. Don't be afraid to get down low. I do all of this work on the floor for the baby's safety.

Hope this helps.

Liza


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6/13/2005 7:35:20 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  JUST MOVING THE THREAD


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7/14/2005 6:24:34 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  JUST MOVING THE THREAD-for a non-BP member.
You should join this forum-lots of fun Annie.
have a great day,
Debby


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8/25/2005 11:04:34 AM

 
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