Photographing Childhood: The Image & the Memory

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Taylor & Francis, 2011 - Photography - 195 pages

Children are one of the most intriguing yet difficult subjects to photograph. Whether you are a proud parent who wants to capture the fleeting moments of childhood or a professional photographer working with paying clients, Photographing Childhood: The Image and the Memory will give you the know-how and the inspiration that you are looking for to create the perfect image. Rich with emotion and creativity, this guide delivers tips from a master photographer who has contributed to Child Magazine, Pottery Barn, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, and many others. Learn how to take photos that are technically and compositionally sound; pictures that are so gorgeous they'll fill up your walls, refrigerator, and your family's (or clients') email in-boxes for years to come.

This book goes way beyond photography basics. There are countless important events and stages to document in a child's life; learn the secrets to making sure you don't miss a single photo opportunity. Be inspired by amazing shots from several historical and contemporary photographers. Working with children can be particularly tricky, and this book shows you what pitfalls to avoid to prevent tantrums (your own or your subjects!). Before you know it you'll have a collection of great shots that you'll want to share for personal or professional purposes. You will not find a more engaging, expressive, or nostalgic guide to taking photos of what you love most: children.

Featured Historical Photographers:

Southworth and Hawes Julia Margaret Cameron Gertrude Käsebier Lewis Hine Edward Steichen Jacques Henri Lartigue Heneri Cartier-Bresson

Featured Contemporary Photographers:

Sebastião Salgado, Brazil Emmet Gowin, USA Joyce Tenneson, USA Melissa Anne Pinney, USA Robin Schwartz, USA Takashi Homma, Japan Rania Matar, Lebanon Achim Lippoth, Germany Anders Hald, Denmark Cuny Janssen, The Netherlands

*Delivers all things important: inspiration, beauty, and sound photographic advice

*A unique timeline segmenting stages of childhood and what they can offer the photographer

*Contributions by historical and contemporary photographers

*Advice on working with children from an experienced master *The inside cover functions as a substitute for an incident light meter (when using an in-camera reflective spot meter) because of its neutral tonality, and unvarying tone

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
10
1 THE AUTHENTIC THE IDYLLIC THE FANTASTIC
13
2 EARLY IMAGEMAKERS
33
3 TOOLS OF THE TRADE
69
4 TIMELINE OF CHILDHOOD
97
5 BEFORE NOSTALGIA
115
6 ARTISTS IMAGES TO INSPIRE INFORM
133
7 STORING PRINTING SHARING YOUR WORK
161
GLOSSARY
184
INDEX
190
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
196
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About the author (2011)

LaNola Stone is currently an Adjunct Professor of Photography at the Art Institute in Salt Lake City and former Creative Director of Organize Magazine (when it won 2007 Best Organization Magazine of the Year). Her work has been seen in California Home + Design Magazine, Child Magazine, Apollo Magazine, And Baby Magazine, and more. She has also photographed for Martha Stewart Omnemedia, Pottery Barn, and Sterling Pear among others. Her photography was selected by the Visual Arts Gallery for representation at Aqua Art, during Art Basel Miami 2009. And she was recently featured as CMYK Magazine's "Top 100 New Creatives.

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