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When the mood strikes, I like to take pictures of my kids. I’m the kind of girl that likes instant gratification and my kids aren’t the type to sit through a long setup, so most of the time, pictures of my kids are set up in less than ten minutes. This one was set up in five minutes.
Yesterday, it went like this:
Me: Hey, I really want to take your picture. Can I?
Child: No, I really don’t want to.
Me: Please? I’ll give you one of the candy orange slices.
Child: Umm… How about a Nutella sandwich?
Me: Deal. Now go put this shirt on, and pose just like this.
I put them in front of a white wall near our front door. I opened the door for light and used a white reflector to pop a bit more light onto their faces. (I know it’s going around Pinterest that this is a car shade. It’s not, it’s Westcott, like this one, but you could totally use a car windshield shade! Or anything white for that matter.) I shot with a 50mm lens so that I could fit their faces into the tight space. I use this setup a lot. Memorable portraits don’t have to be fancy!
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