Shot of th e day
Our Apprentice says… Bradley was my final tiny model for the day and he had the lucky job of taking part in our cake-smash shoot. Because he was that little bit bigger than the newborns (being a year old) I had to shoot a bit wider to fit him in. I upped the aperture to f/5.6 to ensure both he and the cake were in sharp focus. I also got down low to his eye level, as Fiona had shown me back at the start of the day. Using some toys and songs, Fiona and I managed to divert his attention away from demolishing the cake for a brief moment to get a cheeky expression, and a “What did I do?” type moment!
Our pro’s verdict… I think Laura has captured a wonderful image of Bradley during his cake-smash to celebrate his first birthday. It is challenging to work with children of this age and capture natural smiles, but she did so with ease. She was warm and smiley with him, so he quickly relaxed and enjoyed himself. The only thing I might have tried to do differently would have been to get direct eye contact towards the camera, but that’s a tricky thing to do. The joy of the cake-smash is to capture the fun that child is having, and this is a beautiful image showing just that.
EXPOSURE 1/125 sec, f/3.2, ISO200 LENS 24-70mm f/2.8