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Michelle Ochoa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/4/2005
 

Photographing many families this weekend - HELP!


I'm just getting started into posed photography, and I decided to open my mouth and volunteer to do a Family Picture Day as a fundraiser for my two little kids' preschool. This weekend, I have 16-19 families of all different sizes coming in at 15-30 minute encrements to have their family pictures taken. I need to get at least 4 shots. Since this is so diverse, any ideas on some really basic but cute poses that are pretty universal? I have a binder of ideas, but I didn't know if there were any that were really easy and looked really good. Please help!


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11/1/2005 11:37:53 AM

 
Michelle Ochoa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/4/2005
  by the way, these will be indoors on a white muslin backdrop.


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11/1/2005 11:38:55 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2005
  15 min increments does not let you have a whole lot of time. Expecially for a beginner that needs to have more time. The fact that these are ALL little kids scares me too with only 15 minutes. I would definately make it 30 min at the very least per sitting. Take your time with each and everyone, because the last thing that you would want is bad photos out there for your first endeaver.

What I would do is search the internet for sitting poses. (kinda like what you are asking here) Create three different lists: mom-dad-1kid, mom-dad-2kids, mom-dad-3kids. You can improvise if you have more or less.
Draw stick figures of the sitting poses and keep them handy during the sitting, this will help you to pop from one pose to the next faster. It also will ease your mind during the shoot--help 'you' relax--and remember in the heat of the moment! :)

Other than that take a big swig of wiskey! LOL LOL

Take your time!! You will do great!! And keep us posted how it goes!!


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11/1/2005 1:58:47 PM

 
Michelle Ochoa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/4/2005
  I might need that swig before AND after! Thank you for your advice. Most school photographers schedule 15 minutes, so I figured that was fine since I only needed a few shots, but I'm starting to worry the closer I get. I know some I only have 15 minutes between, and others I have 30 minutes or more. These are all kids I know, so hopefully that will work to my benefit. Wish me luck! I'll post next week!


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11/1/2005 3:34:53 PM

 
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