It's not easy being the youngest sibling. There are so many rules to follow, so many people to look up to and learn from. Then again, it's not easy being the oldest either. There are so many rules to follow, so many people to guide and teach.
These two brothers know what it means to be family. Being able to capture their spirits and high energy was a blast.WIth constant movement, these boys were fun to chase and catch them in the best moments. The natural elements of our surrounds intertwined with the natural behaviors of brothers was something worth capturing.
There are 3 key ideas to take away from a photo shoot full of high energy.
1. Make sure your camera setting are in the proper place. YOu can use a auto setting like 'No Flash' but you will have less control over lighting, shutter speed and aperture. Depending on the lighting you use for your shoot will determine these settings. For this particular shoot, we were aiming to hit that beautiful golden hour around sunset. Getting those hues of orange and yellow can make a summer or fall photo feel warm and bright.
2. Make sure to keep focus. Not only on your setting is this important, but especially with your subjects. The younger the age, the harder focusing can be. Make sure to pick a setting that is not so distracting (like the zoo) but not so plain that its boring. There needs to be a sweet spot. It is also going to be a struggle to make sure everyone is looking at you at the same time. Having rewards or incentives seems to do the trick with the younger crowds.
3. Make sure parents are out of the shot. A lot of times, parents want to get involved and be apart of the inspiration for their kids. This is a GREAT TOOL. Do not pass this up. Unfortunately, there are times when this can effect the overall photo. Many cases, moms or dads want to step in and fix hair, clothes, or posture. I found that during these times, I have the perfect shot and it gets obscured due to parents entering the frame. Make sure to remind parents to keep their distance and only assist when asked. It is not to offend, but to prevent missing a great moment.
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