2012年8月16日星期四

How to Photograph a Child’s Birthday Party


Photo by Johnny Blood

Birthday Parties present us with a lot of emotion, interaction, color and energy in a child’s party. And it is never easy to photograph children. Although it is quite interesting to shoot children’s funny expression and action; but for parents, a huge challenge is waiting for them. Therefore, to record the most beautiful smile on the world, I google the Internet and find some tips for you.

1. Designate a Party Photographer
Give someone the job and release that person from other party duties to just take photos. In this way, you’re guaranteed to get some shots and will have something to remember the day with.

2. Get a Child’s perspective
Get down low when taking photos of children. The majority of your photos should be taken at eye level of the subjects you’re shooting.

                             
3. Look for the Party Details
It’s good to get close to cake, balloons and other decorations, filling the frame with them. You’ll find that these types of shots look great through an album between shots of people.


photo by cupcakequeen
photo by igorms

4. Shoot out of Relationship
The best shots come as the children warm up to you and their surrounds. So make an effort to meet the children as they come into the party and to be friendly and fun.

5. Take Before and After Shots of the Party
Take shots before the party actually starts and also take a few shots at the end of the party – they could make a humorous comparison series.

6. Shoot in Burst Mode
One of the most effective ways to capture parties is to learn how to shoot in continuous shooting (or burst) mode when your camera fires a series of shots in quick succession. This is particularly useful when shooting children as they rarely sit still.

7. Include Adults in your Photos
The focus of children’s parties is generally the children – but the adults attending the party can actually present you with some fascinating shots as they watch on.