June 2021 // The Children Edition

5 Expert Tips for Child Photography | Anne Geddes

4. DON’T KEEP FOLLOWING THE SAME FORMULA

You need to be telling your own story, which is unique to you. Don’t fall into the easy trap of photographing to a formula. Ask yourself why you’ve chosen to photograph babies and young children. For me, it wasn’t a conscious decision to specifically photograph babies, but I knew I wanted to tell my story of the miracle of new life. You’re on an artistic journey of your own, and your work needs to come from a place of your own personal storytelling. Every shoot needs to be a progression for you. That’s why you’ve chosen to be an artist. Of course, the age-old debate as to what constitutes art is always simmering beneath the surface among photographers. For me, a photograph is art if it does something more than record or decorate: if it causes the viewer to be awakened to an idea or visual experience they might not otherwise have had, allowing them to see and consider their own world afresh.

*pre-covid behind-the-scenes

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