Meshel Watt, with with son Liam opted for the newly renovated Duthie Park Gardens for our session on Brushing Up your Family Photography skills. Liam was to be our subject and Meshel was to have a go at capturing him. My role was to coach Meshel and take some ‘Back Up’ photographs of Liam for Meshel to keep. Meshel and I had already had a session just to go over some basic camera features. That was useful and highlighted a common problem with’family photography’ and that is capturing ‘things’ on the move. Not only do you need to have a ‘fast’ camera and the skills to use it but you also need to set up photographic situations so that your child can be ‘gently managed’ into going along with this strange concept of being photographed. So, its 10% photography and 90% action! Here are a few of my Back Up photos of Liam.
Good photographs should show more than a ‘likeness’, they should show ‘character’ ….. I think I know this young lad!