Project 52 Weeks – Week 1 Happy Child

I am starting a new project this year, one photo for each week for the whole year hence PROJECT 52. Each week I would be publishing a photo or photos with a specific theme and for this week it would be Happy Child.

I took this photo during one of the events, actually the last event, I got to cover for 2014. It is his first birthday and this was before the party started when guests were just starting to arrive. Although they say that child photography is one of the most difficult genre, I find it very fulfilling. Unlike working with adults or models where you can give out instructions, with child photography you have to be very patient to get the shot and create an atmosphere that would make the child comfortable with the camera.

One time, even before we began shooting, I got told by the child right to my face that she doesn’t want to have her pictures taken by me. It was a good thing that the child’s mother thought about faking it so that it would seem she was the one taking pictures using her cellphone. After the shoot and the child saw her photos, she can’t wait to have another session with me.

For 2015 I would like to do more of these, covering a child’s birthday, baptism or other special occassions. I could also do a photo shoot that can be used for whatever purposes the child’s parents would see fit.

Child photography might be difficult but for me it is the most fulfilling.

Photo taken with Canon EOS 600D with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens.

 

 

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