Child photography requires patience, intuition and an eye for expression and relationship. Insights about color palette, composition and portrait photography are key, and lighting, props and backdrop choices are important as well. However, one of the most fun and creative dimensions of child portrait photography is selecting a theme for the shoot and bringing it to life. These 9 child portrait photography theme ideas are all ripe with inspiration and potential:
Step and repeat photography is a popular method of shooting a lot of portraits in a short period of time. This method is commonly used for large gatherings when a lot of people would like to have their photographs taken to remember the occasion. Popular events requiring the step and repeat method include the Grammys and Oscars.
Printed backdrops, megapixels, custom backgrounds, computer printed backdrops — while the origins of photography can be traced back to 1790, it certainly has come a long way since then. The very first printed photography image emerged in 1826, and the first color photograph in 1861. Backdrops in portrait photography showed up in the mid-1800s and were primarily painted vignettes on canvas, cloth or curtains. The first digital cameras emerged in the 1980s; it’s hard to believe, but the term “megapixel” was used for the first time in 1984 — not very long ago. These days, digital photography is the norm. Technology continues to shape other aspects of photography as well, including the selection of props, backdrops and studio equipment that are now available to the photographer.