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Portrait Photo Video: Clay Blackmore


If you haven't already checked out the New York Institute of Photography's new Everyday Photography book Top Ten Secrets for Perfect Baby & Child Portraits, click here to preview master portrait photographer Clay Blackmore's work in an exclusive NYIP video.



We found a video of Clay taking portraits of a young woman, and you'll see the efforts he makes to make a memorable photoshoot - and click here to see Clay's Baby & Child Portraits video that he produced to promote his latest NYIP book.



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Challenges of Photographing Young Children

Photo: Studio M / Michael Spengler Photography

I almost titled this post "It's Not Easy to Shoot Little Kids," but I didn't want to offend anyone's delicate sensibilities. "Shoot" as in "photography," of course - and it certainly isn't every photographer's cup of tea to evoke the best work from bored, irritable, nervous, and infinitely unpredictable youngsters. To successfully photograph a group of children, as in this video of a catalog shoot showing the professional work of California photographer Michael Spengler, you have to be as entertaining as Sesame Street, as nurturing as Super Mom, and as patient as Mother Theresa. It's a master class as we watch Michael on location, playing Pied Piper to evoke the most playful spirit in his young models. 



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