New article on Fstoppers: Top 5 Children Photographers and Their Secrets
I’m passing on this article because I’m a big fan of this style of photography. Out of the 5 photographers interviewed, I liked Jake Olson’s answer to the question (“if you can pinpoint one thing that made you successful what would it be?”) the best. He was the only one who mentioned the technical side of his work, as well as the human/emotional/connect-with-your-subject side.
We’ve all heard that a good photographer can take great pictures using anything from an iPhone to a Hasselblad; the equipment doesn’t matter. And that’s true. But there are technical tips to getting certain kinds of pictures. If you want to shoot the Milky Way, that’s just not going to happen on an iPhone. You have to have the right lens, the right settings, and the right location. It’s the same with these beautiful photos of children…the aperture is wide open, they’re blasting the shots to end up with a great expression from their subjects, they do a fair amount of post-processing (which they won’t explain because they sell one-on-one mentoring for that part of it. Understandably.) Those are some of the tips I enjoy hearing.
So, check out the article and let me know what you think.