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4/13 Intro to Photographing School Aged Kids

This is an encore of the shoot scheduled for 03/26/14  titled "Kids on Spring Break (Photographing School Aged Kids 101)."  That session "sold out" in approximately one hour and this one did so quickly as well.  Another encore may be scheduled if there's enough interest -- Just click on "notify me" on the right above the RSVP list so I can get a head count.  It would be offered most likely on a Sunday afternoon but possibly on an evening during the week.  Thanks!!

Yes, you read that right -- kids!  This is perhaps the first shoot the group has done with kids.  Since infants & toddlers may be a bit much to start off with and moody pre-teens are not necessarily much easier, I decided we’d go with a few “school agers” who are easy-to-work with.  

Not sure what to think about doing a shoot with kids?  Ask yourself these questions:  

• Are you interested in photographing kids but just don’t know where to start?  

• Have you been asked by family or friends to photograph their kids but the idea scares you to death?  

• Want to expand your offerings & portfolio to include kids?  

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this session is for you!  

We will work through basic posing of school age children as well as tips & tricks for dealing with them (& their parents).  Our models are Jared (age 7, 2nd grade) and his sister Kira (age 6, 1st grade) (I've included a few images of them at the bottom of this post).  They do have a bit of informal experience as models since their mom is a photographer ;-).  

Though this is an introduction to working with children, you should be comfortable with your manual camera settings and studio lighting basics as our focus will be on working with children and getting a lot of great shots!  Check out what the photographers from the first kids shoot have posted so far:  Not bad for a group (myself excluded) who had not photographed children in the studio before!  

We will meet in the R&L Digital (side entrance of building) lobby area.  I plan on being there by 12:30 p.m. so if there is anyone new to shooting with the group or shooting in the studio, I can give you an overview of what to expect and the basics you need to know for the shoot.  If you are not new new to the group or have studio experience, please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for "housekeeping items" as we will promptly enter the studio and get started at 1:00 p.m. sharp so we can utilize every moment possible of our two hour studio time.

We will be working in Studio A for this shoot and will use studio strobes for all shots.

Also, please note that any updates, changes, or new information will be posted as comments here.  Thus, I recommend checking comments before coming to the shoot.  

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  • Jeff S.

    This was a great shoot. Our young models Jared and Kira were wonderful...they so patient with us!

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • Tiffany J M.

    I'd also like to take a moment to inform those who are new to shooting with the group and remind our regulars that our models are to receive five retouched digital images from each photographer who shoots. This is the primary way that our models (and MUAs, stylists, etc.) are compensated for their time and talent in working with us. We typically provide these to the models via Dropbox. I’m glad to be of assistance if you don't know how to do this.

    March 29, 2014

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