Posts Tagged ‘kids’

Photos of Children Reenacting the Things They See in the News

Children often incorporate things they see in the news and in movies into their playtimes, whether it’s soldiers engaged in battle or a superhero saving innocent people. Canadian photographer Jonathan Hobin has a project titled In The Playroom that offers a darker and more troubling look at this truth. The photographs show children at play, except instead of more traditional imaginary ideas, they’re reenacting the horrors of things seen in the news — things like 9/11, Jonestown, and the death of Princess Diana.
Read more…

Cute Papercraft Leica M10 Birthday Gift by a Photographer’s Kids

Leica User Forum member lm_user is one lucky photographer. For his birthday recently, his kids gifted him with this beautiful Leica M10 prototype digital rangefinder — the only one known to exist.

Take just one look at this beautiful camera (and attached Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens), and you’ll immediately notice the German craftsmanship and obsessive attention to detail. It features a 100% coverage optical viewfinder, a new white body, and new on/off button conveniently located near the thumb.
Read more…

Portraits of Kids Before and After Tooth Surgery

Being Brave is a series of portraits by photographer Andy Brown showing children before and after tooth extraction surgery. Brown first photographed each child bright-eyed and smiling in the waiting room, and then captured their faces again as they were waking up from general anesthesia.
Read more…

A Game of Hide and Seek Through The Eyes of a Toddler

Photographers and cinematographers are infamous (or maybe just famous) for using their children to create sometimes moving, sometimes cute, but always creative photo and video projects. Take, for example, Dutch photographer Frans Hofmeester’s time lapse of his daughter from birth to age 12.

Filmmaker Daniel Brace, however, took a different approach: he strapped a GoPro to a helmet on his 2-year-old daughter’s head and proceeded to play a lively game of hide-and-seek. The video really requires no more introduction than that, except maybe to say that if this doesn’t make your heart melt, we don’t know what will.

(via TogTech via Gizmodo)

Adorable Mugshot Portraits of Children

To show off its collection of eyewear for kids, Very French Gangsters shot cute mugshot-style portraits of gangster children who were obviously booked for being too hip for their own good.
Read more…

How Not to Shoot School Portraits

Here’s a cute and funny little short by filmmaker Nick Scott about school portraits, children, life and innocence.

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

Read more…

Controversial Photos of Smoking Children

After seeing a video on YouTube of an Indonesian toddler who smokes 40 cigarettes a day, Belgian photographer Frieke Janssens decided to respond to a general smoking ban introduced in her country recently with a series of photos showing children smoking. I Love Belgium writes,

The children, aged four to nine, are shameless posing while enjoying their cigarette or cigarillo. So why kids? By portraying adults as children all the attention went to the smoking. An adult would draw to much attention to the portrayed person. Thus these portraits evoke question such as: is the smoking ban the right way to get rid of an absurd addiction and are smokers treated like little kids who can’t make the difference between good and bad? While Frieke doesn’t give answers, the portraits are strong enough to start your thinking process!

Although photographs have become quite controversial, it may comfort you to know that none of the children were exposed to actual cigarette smoke through the photo shoots — the cigarettes were actually made of cheese!
Read more…

Use the Self Timer on Your Camera for Spinning Child Shots

Here’s a fun photo project you can do with any small kid (preferably not a stranger’s): spinning shots. All you have to do is set the self timer on your camera to automatically take a shot while it’s hanging around your neck. While it’s counting down, grab the child by the arms and spin them around. If luck is on your side, the photograph will show a clear subject, happy face, and motion-blurred background.
Read more…

Elicit Natural Smiles from Children by Singing Songs Poorly

Having a hard time getting a kid to smile? Children’s photographer Jennifer Tonetti-Spellman suggests botching children’s songs on purpose to draw out natural smiles and laughs:

I always warn parents that I can be a little kooky during shoots. And to brace themselves for bad singing. Just take a song every child knows like Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Now, change a word in it. “Twinkle, Twinkle little COW.” What? COW??!!” Seriously. This. Works. Every. Time.

The child cracks up and you can get some mileage out of the joke a few more times. You will start to get the smile before you even ‘fill in the blank’ after you do it once, because they anticipate the silliness. I usually do it one more time and say “Oh I am so sorry, let me try again. Twinkle Twinkle, little DUCK.” You get the picture. This works best for children who actually understand what the words are in the song, and aren’t too old yet to give you the ‘this woman is not smart’ look.

(Don’t) Say Cheese! – 5 Tips for Getting Natural Smiles [I Heart Faces]


Image credit: someone is FINALLY comfortable with the camera. by candrews

Recreate Calvin’s Funny Face Portraits

Here’s a fun photo project you can try: recreate each of Calvin’s funny face photographs from Calvin and Hobbes. A version of this project done by a cute Asian boy was a popular viral photo a couple years ago. You can download the original Calvin montage here.

(via Reddit)


Image credit: Photographs by Sabrina and used with permission