CHAPTER 1 The Art of Photographing Children.
Advice for the Aspiring Professional.
Resources for Inspiration.
The Importance of Play.
CHAPTER 2 The Look of a Photograph.
You Don't Need to Know Everything.
Going Beyond Automatic: Exposure Basics.
Shutter Speed and Freezing Motion.
Using Program Modes.
What Do You Want?
CHAPTER 3 Seeing the Light.
Learning to See Light.
The Sweet Light: Dawn and Twilight.
Using Reflections and Shadows.
Photographing in Fog or with Overcast Skies.
Finding Contouring Light.
Using Soft Window Light.
Knowing When to Compromise.
CHAPTER 4 Manipulating the Light.
To Use Flash or Not to Use Flash.
Direction of Light.
Color Temperature or White Balance.
Basic Studio Lighting.
CHAPTER 5 Composing Photographs.
From a Snapshot to a Fine Portrait.
Focus on Feeling.
Keeping It Simple.
Framing the Image.
Parents as Props.
The Rule of Thirds.
Breaking the Rules.
CHAPTER 6 What's Your Style?
Classic and Romantic.
Preparing Parents for Their Child’s Portrait.
CHAPTER 7 Evoking Expression and Emotion.
Observing Emotions and Moods.
Involving Your Subjects with Nature.
Studying Body Language, Gestures, and Movement.
Telling a Story with Your Photographs.
The Psychology of Photographing Children.
CHAPTER 8 Ages, Stages, and Groups.
Tweens and Teens.
CHAPTER 9 Equipment for the Children’s Photographer.
Considering a Camera Upgrade.
Using Interchangeable Lenses.
Looking Inside Your Camera Bag.
CHAPTER 10 Post-production and Presentation.
Establishing Your Workflow.
Getting Started with Image Editing.
Changing Colors for Impact.
CHAPTER 11 Advanced Post-production and Artistic Creativity.
Choosing a Photograph to Enhance.
Enhancing a Photograph with Texture in PSE.
Color Pop in PSE by Mary Schannen.
Black-and-white Action in PSE by Shana Rae.
Brightening and Balancing Skin Tones in PSE by Annie Manning.
Sunflare Lightroom Workflow by Nichole Van.
Photoshop and Lightroom Possibilities by Ginny Felch.