Trends in children's portraiture have changed dramatically since the dawn of the digital age. During the 1980s and 1990s, children's portraits were dominated by a wide array of props and sets. Today, a whole new look has emerged: the photojournalistic portrait.
This book shows you how to take advantage of your young subject's naturally animated state to capture images that show their personality and document their stage of development. Newsome shows you how to work with clients in various age groups to prompt activity and natural expressions. You'll get technical tips for shooting the profit-enhancing photojournalistic images parents love as well as the classic portraits that ensure wall-portrait sales.
Finally, you'll also learn how to build an enticing product line and will discover some new promotional strategies that will help you build your client base and enhance your products.
- Commonsense tips for streamlining all of your studio's operations
- Getting the most out of your client consultations
- Engaging the subject in activities that elicit great photo opportunities
- Age-specific shooting strategies for creating images that capture emotion and the subjects' developmental stages
- Building a profitable product line
- Unique promotional strategies for building your client base and increasing your profits
Kevin Newsome is a professional photographer and studio owner in Tampa, Florida. He's lectured extensively on his approach to photographing children and was a featured speaker at the Professional Photographers Association convention in Austin, Texas in 2006. His articles on the business and marketing of children's portraiture have appeared in numerous trade publications throughout the country.
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