Photographing a family...

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    ...sometime in the coming months (haven't set a time yet) I will be photographing a family. They have two kids, around 5-7. I haven't done a family before...so I don't really have much in the way of seating/posing props, ect. Any tips for me? Any particular sort of props/seating I should look for?

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. Artemis

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    I cant really advice yah corry...but...my boss does familys all the time and this is what I like to notice..
    They dont all have to look at the camera...you could have them looking at each other.

    I saw one photo where the young child was sitting high above the others, and laughing, and a few of the family members where looking at him and laughing their heads off :D

    I would try and use the children as center peices at the beggining...but thats just me...
     
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    I would also like some answers for this because im doing a family this weekend and have no idea on what to do! please be fast in replying :D :D :D
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I'm not really asking about that though, Arty...I'm not worried about that. I'm asking about props for posing/seating/ect. Thanks though.
     
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    I have seen some with the adults seated on something like a bench holding one child with the other ginning to the camera sitting on a stool in front of them slightly to one side
     
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    Ahh yeh sorry Corry, kinda skimmed your post...

    Props like their fav stuff? e.g. boy playing guitar...I would have thought not to many props for a big family myself...
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Posing props, like seating.
     
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    Maybey something outdoors, Cory? Then you would have as much room as you need, and they could have freedom as well with posing as soforth.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    If the weather was nicer, that's what I would prefer. However, it's nasty cold here. :( And I'd still want to do SOME in the studio. I like to do some in studio, and some outside.
     
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    I say two or three stools and the rest of the gang kind of hugging up. I think the camera angle gets a little low when couches are involved.
     

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