Top Ten Secrets for Perfect Baby & Child Portraits

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Today’s cash-conscious families can’t afford to take professional portraits of their children each month. Top Ten Secrets for Perfect Baby & Child Portraits helps camera consumers get into the head of America’s master baby, child, and portrait photographer—and his step-by-step guidance will help anyone take better photographs. Clay Blackmore, a professional photographer and proud father of a young son, shows anyone how to shoot the top baby and child photos with any compact point-and-shoot or DSLR camera. Now...

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Overview

Today’s cash-conscious families can’t afford to take professional portraits of their children each month. Top Ten Secrets for Perfect Baby & Child Portraits helps camera consumers get into the head of America’s master baby, child, and portrait photographer—and his step-by-step guidance will help anyone take better photographs. Clay Blackmore, a professional photographer and proud father of a young son, shows anyone how to shoot the top baby and child photos with any compact point-and-shoot or DSLR camera. Now parents can take professional-quality photos, preserving precious memories and milestones. 

Blackmore provides insight, background, tips, and guidelines for his ten favorite types of baby and child photographs, all based on lighting situations ranging from window light to setting up a makeshift home studio with one or more lighting sources. Color photographs from his professional and personal portfolio illustrate each step and provide inspiration. Book Bonus: an exclusive password to a 20-minute online instructional how-to video with the author demonstrating each cluster of photo techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581159943
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 550,893
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Clay
Blackmore is an innovator in the world of photography and portraiture. His style blends the beauty and timelessness of classical portraiture with the spontaneity and appeal of photojournalism. A celebrity and society favorite, his clients include such luminaries as Larry King, Forrest Whitaker, Jenna Elfman, and
Maria Sharapova, and corporate clients ranging from political inaugural balls to the PGA and USGA. He lectures about photography all over the world as one of only a few Canon Explorers of Light. Blackmore currently retains membership in the elite Cameracraftsmen of America and a board position in the International
Hall of Fame of Photography.
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Table of Contents

Why You're Here 5

Photographing Children: The Long Tradition 9

Secret 1 Be Bold-Attitude is Everything 21

Secret 2 Gearing Up-Get the Right Equipment 31

Secret 3 The Silly Dilly-Develop Relationship and Trust 37

Secret 4 Earn Your Chops with Props-Get and Use Props 47

Secret 5 Baby Bright Eyes-Get and Keep Your Child's Attention 59

Secret 6 Poses Head to Toes-es-All About Posing 67

Secret 7 Garb That Grabs-Choose the Outfits 73

Secret 8 Clear the Clutter-Choose the Right Backgrounds 79

Secret 9 Shining Examples-Lighting Is Key 85

Secret 10 Everything's Relative-Photograph Groups and Siblings 93

Perfect Portrait Pointers-Beyond the Secrets 105

Index 112

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