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Tree tots - Chris Hanley is a professional wedding and portrait photographer. Here's how he makes children portraits a little bit different.

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Chris HanleyChris Hanley is one of Damien Lovegroves training experts and also one of Damien's co tutors.   Courses are now available on how to replicate their shooting styles on Damien's website.  You can also visit Chris Hanley's blog for more information.

Here's his tip:

"A great way to get different kid portraits is to find trees with low leafy canopies. Weeping willows make great pictures.

Position yourself under the canopy looking out. Get you child to look in towards the camera. A game of peep po works. You'll probably need a 24-70mm lens. Position yourself so your subject is well backlit by the sun or brightest patch of sky. Keep the picture tight and bright.

Use exposure compensation, you'll probably need at least +2stops, more likely +3. Create gorgeous high key pictures with beautiful rim and kick lighting.
Tree tot by Chris Hanley

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murghat  2 India
14 Dec 2011 - 3:13 PM

A very nice tip for every one.....

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