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Photographing Children

with Constance Chu

As women, we are mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and more. In these roles, we often have the opportunity to shoot photos of children in our lives. One of the greatest reasons for photographing children is to capture them in their various phases of development – freezing them in time – so we may look back on those images with great joy later.

The only caveat is that creating portraits of children that are natural and reveals personality is hard. They are wiggly, don’t always listen to instructions, and at times are emotional. Professional family photographer Constance Chu will share her techniques on how to overcome the challenges of photographing children. She will discuss everything from location selection, to lighting, to equipment, to ideal camera settings as well as how to engage the subjects and adapt to various temperaments.

  • You will learn the techniques used to capture wonderful images of children in various scenarios.

  • Hands-on work will include practicing the learned techniques in a photo assignment and peer image review

  • Bring to class your camera and your notebook.

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About Constance Chu 

Constance is a family and documentary photographer based in San Francisco. She began her photographic career after completing a Doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience, and starting her family. She began her professional work in photography working for Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg, first as his intern then as his interim studio manager. Now that she has made her lifelong passion into a career, she takes photojournalistic photos, making a study of all things evocative, whether enigmatic, agonizing, or delightful. Her goal is to be a historian of the modern time.

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