Every person has a story. Your photography can tell that story when you learn to connect with your subjects, observe them, use light and composition creatively, and take advantage of what your equipment offers. Erin Manning shows you how to blend photographic artistry and technology with your own artistic vision to capture the essence of each person you photograph. Group portraits, action shots, great images of babies and children — learn how to get them all.
Make your subjects comfortable and learn how to capture kids being "real"
Learn to study people and create a context for your photo
Find and control light to achieve the mood you seek
Choose backgrounds, clothing, props, and lighting for the perfect baby photo