Taking a professional shot of a child comes with its own issues, not excluding the task of holding the child's focus long enough to snap their picture. However, there are other major problems photographers deal with unknowingly. Such problems include, in no consecutive sequence: making a picture that is unable to keep the viewer's interest, having a child that does not fit with the backdrop of the shot, or producing a dull photo that feel particularly monotonous. Even the best photographers will face these three issues now and then, and this article will help you to eliminate them completely.
First of all, while employing a photographed setting like a professionally printed background, those who see the output may be able to figure out that it was edited. This is generally a minor problem, although there are times when everyone must deal with these fusspots. Using modest props would be one approach you could use to fight back. As opposed to using a muslin or printed back at the start, think about using a green screen as an alternative. By using a green screen with cheap chroma key software, positioning a digital photo would be a lot simpler than trying to make your angle perfect with a printed cloth.
Now, once the child is seated or standing before the green screen, you can put in a couple of props to create the illusion that they are actually there. A holiday like Christmas, for example, could have the child carrying a cheerfully wrapped gift box for the picture. In another situation, such as the beach, you could have the child put on a swimsuit and wear a beach towel. The main idea is to make an effort to add natural elements to the child's surroundings. Tricking your viewers with the perfect illusion can be done if you pair your props and digital backdrops correctly.
One more advantage that comes with adding props in like these is that they make incorporating your spectators much easier. Consider this – which of the two photos would be more attractive in your opinion? Would you be more interested in the photo of a child in a finely-tailored outfit against a backdrop of the Star of David, or one in which he wears a yamulkah while lighting a menorah for Hanukkah in just a three-quarter scene? The first photograph provides thorough perception while the last one is far more captivating and enjoyable in viewing.
However, there is a story in each of these photos. Having a small baby on top of a blanket is a pretty sweet, though if you were to add in a scene of grassy fields, they would be transformed into a nature spirit. On that very same field, retrieve the child and hand them over to their mother – you now have a gentle spirit, dozing in his mother's arms. Do not forget to use props along with the green screen method, as this will make your setting seem more empathic and emotional, so connecting more strongly with your viewers.