Looking for advice - Taking a toddler Portrait

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  1. jbeanv

    jbeanv TPF Noob!

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    Instead of going to a studio, I'm going to try to take my son's 3-year pictures.

    I've been Googling info on tips and image examples, but I haven't had my D60 for long and I'm hoping to get some pointers. I plan on doing some inside and outside.

    Any advice on camera settings or poses? (yes, I know this is a very broad question)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bravotwofive

    Bravotwofive TPF Noob!

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    RUN!!!
    literally...

    I have shot portraits professionally, and I would prefer teenagers to small children. The children are more challenging to work with, and a 3 year old is going to want to run. I would find a good location that provides 360 degree backdrops, a long lens, and let the child go. Shoot early before they get dirty but just remember that getting dirty is what being a kid is all about.

    If you are not very familiar with your camera, and these are "have to get shots", put it on Automatic, or Portrait setting, and again...run!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Portraits are all about lighting. Concentrate on that.
     

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