That's right, you heard it straight from the horse's mouth....I have a new love!
KIDS ARE UNPREDICTABLE And that's okay!
If you expect them to be complete angels and listen to everything you or the photographer says, you are sorely mistaken. On a normal day, does your child always listen to you?! Come on...really?! Yeah that's what I though....not always. So don't set that high of an expectation for them for a photo shoot!!! It's not fair for them or anyone else.
The session will go sooo smooth if you, and the photographer, are able to be flexible with the child's emotions and desire to want to please but also to want to just be a kid!
Both types of imagery speak volumes. Some photographers shoot exclusively one versus the other. But the majority try to incorporate both into their style pending on what outcome best suits the session or an image from that session.
Is there interesting contrast?
When you remove color from the photographic equation, you are left with only differences in tone; lights and darks. These differences are what truly make good black and white images, and the differences in light and shadow bring contrast to the photograph. So, when you see that a given scene or subject presents the opportunity to exploit stark contrasts and unique lighting or shadow, it might be a great opportunity to try black and white.
Are there interesting textures?
When we think of texture, we can easily describe it in terms of how things feel physically, when we perceive them through our sense of touch. Texture in photography, however, can be a little more challenging to put into words. Texture in a photograph has to be perceived with our eyes and then we determine if it’s smooth, rough, or coarse. Transforming the tactile tangible into a visually tangible image takes practice and a trained eye, and this is where working in black and white can be the best choice. Examples of textures that work well for black and white photos are wood, metals and stone, even plants and human skin.
Aside from being a part-time photographer, I am also a wife, mother, business woman, veteran, crafter, gardener, camper, hunter, fisher, avid walker, cyclist, and thrifter!