Saturday, October 02, 2004

Towards more natural portraits of kids

W.C. Fields famous warning for other actors was apparently not to work with either children or animals. Well I have warned you before I do like breaking the rules occasionally, even the silly ones.

Click here to see Alannanh & Scratchy larger Click here to see Rhys & his mates larger Click here to see Scratchy larger

Most portraits of children end up looking a lot the same, either very strained smiles or bored expressions. I guess thats fine for aunty maud but I really like more candid shoots. Well there is a simple trick give them something to play with while they are "posing", Here Alannah and Rhys's pet parrot Stratchy is helping to keep things more natural.
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