Have I told you about Ian? He is my nephew and he is 8 months old now. He is very beautiful and I love to take his portraits, but he is also very hyperactive! How do I manage to take his portraits? Read on to find out.
I love to take baby portraits because their expression is very natural and innocent. They don’t care about how they look. That is why I love to take Baby Ian’s portraits.
As I have mentioned, Ian is very hyperactive, so I have to be very patient when shooting his portraits. I also have to wait for a very long time for the ‘epic moment’. You know, when he smiles, laughs or yawns.
Avoid using slow shutter. Babies move a lot and you don’t want your baby portraits to turn out blurry or shaky, unless you want them to look creepy. So it is best to shoot baby portraits on sunny days or when you have a good light source. If possible, don’t use flash. Babies have very sensitive eyes and you don’t want to blind them with your flash!
Here are some examples of my baby portraits:
It is very easy and simple. Follow these steps and you will get the best baby portraits ever!
Trev Eales is a UK based music photographer who has shot for various festivals and other events. On this occasion, he turned his attention away from the stage and photographed the audience. With the Petzval 85 Lens, he managed to capture the essence of a very British summer. Expect fancy outfits, hoola hooping, dancing and lots of beautiful, swirly bokeh from this series of festive portraits.
Reminiscent of traveling photographers of the 19th century, Giles Clement tours through the country with his assistant, Zeiss (an Irish Terrier), offering everything from portrait sessions to wildly creative photographic projects for magazines and companies. And although his mode of transportation may have evolved with the times, his photographic method and gear have changed very little compared to the photographers of days past. Now, with over 3 years of tintyping experience under his belt and an impressive list of clients, he's carved a name out for himself as an accomplished tintyper and continues to spread his passion for this ages-old technique everywhere he goes.
Louis is a passionate and enthralling photographer. For his new adventures and projects, he used the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens in Paris. He shares with us the portraits he took and driving us to the Old Times.
Elvis is a Hong Kong-based photographer. He started photography because he wanted to capture the last moments of high school life. Soon after, he met some photographers on Instagram and explored his own photography style. Take a look at how he shoots with the Daguerreotype Achromat Lens.
Joan Manel Cedó is an avid fan of extreme sports. He has been a rock climber for two decades and has also gained interest in kitesurfing over the years. In both sports, he tries to incorporate his passion for photography. In this instalment of My First Lomo Affair, he talks about how he chance upon the carefree style of shooting with the LC-A+ and all the adventures that followed this discovery.
Xavier Boldú is a London based photographer who has managed to perfectly capture the full potential of the Petzval 85 lens through his stunning portraits. He shares some of his favorite images and talks about his passion for this bokeh art lens.
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Papajay is a Hong Kong-based film director who joined the LomoKino Festival in 2013. An expert at shooting movies using film, Papajay still shoots using Super 8 and Super 16 cameras for his film projects. This time, he tried a very rare medium for film-making — LomoChrome Purple 16mm Motion Film.
LomoAmigo and Photographer C.S Muncy got married a few weeks ago. For his wedding portraits, he chose to work with his friend, B.A. Van Sise, who shot with the Petzval lens for the very first time for this wedding and sent us such beautiful wedding pictures. Get to know him in this interview.
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Losing his first LC-A+ camera during a life-changing trip left a deep impression on Svatopluk and opened his eyes to the enduring quality of film photographs. In this interview, he lays down the advantage of shooting with the LC-A and how it helped him appreciate the beauty of the day-to-day grind.
Taiwan-based analogue photographer BlackDog Wu used to be a full time photographer; now he is an owner of a coffee shop. He still loves taking photos, so he took the Lomo'Instant Wide with him to the streets of Taiwan and shot some portraits.
Singapore-based photographer Aloysius Lim specializes in two very different things: wedding portraits and concert photography. Despite having gigs left and right, he was able to take a little time off his busy schedule to harness the potential of the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens.