By: Jennifer Little.
like to get in tight and make sure the emotion can be felt in an image. I shoot
with mostly prime lenses that have a fixed focal length, so it’s up to me to
move in and out to make sure I get the shot I’m looking for. Once you get close
to your subject for the first time, it makes it easier. I know it can feel like
you are interrupting personal space, but it’s worth it to capture a sweet
you are photographing children, it’s natural to shoot down since they are
usually playing on the ground or on a lower plane, but forget what feels
natural and get low. Shoot at eye level and your image will make people feel
like they were there.
don’t always need open empty space in your shot. Sometimes it’s okay to crop
out arms, legs or even a part of your subject’s face.
you’re at home, there are always opportunities to peek in and capture your
loved one doing what they love, reading, writing or playing music. You don’t
always need your subject to know your there.
to help you change your perspective.