The Secret to Photographing Children

The key is… (are you ready for it?)… patience.  Yep, that’s it.  Simple, but not easy.





Once you understand that this may take a while you will not feel the need to rush them or yourself, which will inevitably make this portrait session implode.   This applies to photographing children by themselves, with siblings/friends, and in family portraits.  In fact, sometimes photographing families with children is even more difficult because the parents get frustrated trying to make their kids behave that it can have the opposite effect.  Hopefully your patience will rub off on them.

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art lens. 1/640 F2.8 ISO 200 . © 2019 Jared Ivy

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3 Questions I get asked the Most at Trade Shows

Jared Ivy at PhotoPlus 2018

Trade Shows and Dealer Events are a great resource for photographers.  Not only do they get a chance to demo gear from multiple manufacturers under one roof, but they get to pick the brains of factory representatives.  There are three common questions that I get asked at every trade show I work:

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