An article from PDNmagazine. I found this article interesting because in the beginning it mentions how much more children are showing up in editorial and lifestyle shoots. No matter what field we go into, we will probably work with children at least a few times. In my experience they can be more difficult then expected even if you're like me and think you're good with kids.1. Show the love.
Kids feel and respond to the energy around them, so your success or failure as a kids’ photographer rides on the attitude you (and your crew) bring to the set. Photographer Rebecca Drobis attributes her success at capturing the free spirit and openness of kids first and foremost to her rapport with them. “I truly and wholeheartedly love being around kids,” she says. “I approach them almost as if I’m one of them. I’m always down on their level. Kids are very spontaneous, and I’m a very spontaneous photographer.” Stephanie Rausser also loves working with kids. And she screens every crew member she hires for kid friendliness. “I can feel energy when someone doesn’t like kids or want kids, and it’s horrible. Kids feel that, too,” she says. “So when I’m hiring, say, a stylist, I’ll ask the stylist’s agent, Do they have kids? Do they like kids? Do they work with kids?”( Read more...Collapse )