Capturing the personality of a child in a photo is challenging. A photographer has a limited amount of time to find what it is about that child that will make a great photo. Some kids are shy and some are outgoing. The trick is to take what they offer and be ready for the unexpected. Photographer Jack Reznicki goes through a series of portrait sessions with children, ranging in age from infant to toddler, to preteen. Jack’s rules for children are simple: The first rule is to have fun. The second rule is to be flexible. The third rule is to throw out all the rules. Join Jack for some great instruction and tips for photographing children.
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Jack talks about the challenges of photographing kids and talks about a few of the methods he uses.
A photographer has to have an assistant there just to keep the attention of the children.
A second baby comes on set and Jack works behind the camera to get some shots.
Jack and his assistant work to get smiling shots of a third infant.
Jack has to take what the subject gives him in this example.
Sometimes the photographer has to wait it out and let the child get into its comfort zone.
Bubble machines and Cheerios are tools of the trade.
Jack starts his next subject off with a microphone.
Jack gets the facial expressions he wants by getting the child to repeat after him.
Experimenting with some different facial expressions.
Any kind of brand or logo on the child's clothing is distracting to the eye.
Jack works with a 10-year-old boy in this lesson.
Jack wraps things up and emphasizes some of the important points.
Jack Reznicki is a commercial photographer specializing in people and children based in New York City. His creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for many companies such…