Photographing Motherhood: How to Document the Lives of Women and Their Families

Photographing Motherhood: How to Document the Lives of Women and Their Families


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Caitlin Domanico and Jade Beall have a tremendous talent for creating captivating and meaning-rich images that highlight the various stages of motherhood. In this book, the pair teaches readers efficient and effective posing, lighting, and composition techniques that will bring out the best in subjects, depict the emotion of clients, and highlight the relationships that bind mothers and their children. Readers will learn how to craft images that depict the beauty and raw emotion inherent in pregnancy, birth, nursing, and care-giving and will also discover a cadre of beautiful approaches for documenting nursing and feeding, play, and other activities.

Creative insights and techniques are also presented for every aspect of photographing newborns, infants, and small children, alone and in groups—both in and out of the studio. Also included are strategies for working with special needs children to ensure a safe, comfortable, and productive session. This beautifully illustrated book provides new and seasoned photographers with a wide range of images that they can draw upon for artistic inspiration as well as a look at the key strategies they can adopt to re-create a specific look or re-imagine portraits that are tailored to their own style or clients’ preferences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682031643
Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Caitlin Domanico’s photography studio is located in North Wales, PA just north of Philadelphia. She is passionate about photographing mothers and their children. She describes herself as an accidental entrepreneur with a Masters degree in Education.

Jade Beall is a mother and a Tucson, AZ based world-renowned photographer specializing in truthful images of women to inspire feeling irreplaceably beautiful as a counter-balance to the airbrushed photo-shopped imagery that dominates mainstream media.

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