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Capturing small people

Frankie © Jojie Alcantara

Baby Frankie © Jojie Alcantara

“I photograph from the heart. I adore little babies and I think that shows. My images are really very positive, very simple, and from the heart. Babies speak a universal language. I have a deep respect and love for these tiny humans, and I hope to convey in my images a measure of the beauty that exists in all children.” ~ Anne Geddes, renowned Australian photographer specializing in babies.

If you want to practice portraiture, the best start is on babies.

No matter what angle you capture them, they remain beautiful, zen-like, and calming.  I may not have the genius of Anne Geddes, but I adore babies too and would love to shoot them anywhere possible.  The first thing you have to equip yourselves with is PATIENCE, in capturing that magic moment when this angel flashes you a quick heavenly smile. That and the ability to shoot fast because TIME IS GOLD for these tiny precious gems who will let you know when they are just SO NOT in the mood anymore, and need the sleep and nourishment they can get at all times.

When they become toddlers, though, it’s a different, exhausting practice of having fun while chasing after them.

© Jojie Alcantara

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