These 5 Tips to Photograph Teens, Tweens and in between will help you create unique pictures for your loved ones and clients!
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Shooting from the heart. A dream come true. Every family I photograph carves out a place in my heart. As I see them grow over the years, I watch them change from babies to little people with so much to say!
I will talk about that age where you are not a kid, not a real teen so let’s talk about in-between. Here a few advices on how to photograph that special time in their lives.
This is a big key in everything in our lives. Creating relationships so that we will have a chance to take real images that will speak by themselves. This is my approach to everything in my life, “Less of me and more of you”. So, go ahead and get to know them. Find out who they are and show it to the world.
2.- DON’T FORCE A SMILE
Lot’s of people think that if you don’t smile the picture is not good. I completely disagree. Some people just don’t like to smile or they might be angry that they are getting their picture taken in the first place. Repeated requests to “smile” will only make things worse, and at best, get you a fake cheesy smile, and that is a bad picture.
3.-Photograph Their Passion
If you already did step one. You know already what their passions are. This also gives you opportunity to give them genuine praise, and puts them at ease. Help them be themselves. Also giving them something to do really helps the shy ones. Ask them to show you some tricks on their skateboard. When we are passionate about something, we love to share our passion.
4.- BE GENUINE
It is so easy to realize when you’re being fake. Don’t change your personality to try to be more like them, or to attempt to be “cool”. You are great the way you are. They’ll trust you more if you are just you instead of pretending be someone that you are not. If you are a funny person make them laugh, if you are a quiet person make conversation. Ask the about funny situations. You won’t connect with every single person, but you will create a genuine connection with your subject.
4.- SURPRISE THEM
We all want to be unique. We are, but it is hard to see it by ourselves. It is your work to show them how unique they are. This has to be with all the steps before, so you can create your masterpiece. If you are photographing an in-between who loves to smile or is less happy about the whole thing, remember ,you have the privilege to photograph a person, a unique person, who has so much to show to the world. You have just been blessed.
So now, how about we all go out and have some fun with our passion. I’d love to see your “in-between” images in the comments if you would like to share!
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Guest Blogger: Carmen Reese
Hi, I am Carmen from Carmen Reese Photography, based in Cornelius, NC! I am extremely happy and I feel blessed about Erin Rachael Photography’s invitation of being a Guest blogger for Sixth Bloom’s. I couldn’t be more thrilled. Thank you Erin.
I’m a lifestyle Photographer. Photographing newborns, children, seniors and families in the most natural of ways. Natural light and environmental settings create images that speak in the simplest of terms, but with volumes of emotion. Documenting the details, the moments, and the beauty of my tiny subjects and the ones who loves them, I create photographs that will be treasured for a lifetime. My husband and I recently moved to Cornelius, NC where we are absolutely falling in love with the South.
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