Photographing children and babies constitutes a large portion of the
business in most portrait studios. For the photographer, working with young children who
are nervous or uncooperative can present a formidable challenge. Beginning with infants,
this book discusses the specific details of photographing children at every stage of
growth, addressing age-specific psychology and attention spans. Technical information on
posing and lighting, including props, backgrounds, low and high key lighting, and special
effects, is supplemented with advice on making children comfortable and cooperative.
Special attention is given to how sights and sounds will soothe a baby or get his or her
attention for the best portrait.