Child Life Portraits are full of personality and life.
Child Life Portraits are the real portraits that come from a photographer with a love for reality, they are born in appreciation for documentary photography, landscape photography and stylized editorial portraiture and fashion. Being real doesn't mean we never create a set for the portrait session or dress the kids up in great outfits or hand them props to play with, it just simply means that we inspire them to be themselves no matter where they are or what they are doing. It is my goal as a children's photographer to capture the essence of the child no matter what environment we are in. If this idea sounds great to you, you may want to give me a call for your next portrait session. If you can't let go of the control... there are plenty of photographers out there for you. I'm just not that guy. If you are a photographer and want to create more images like the ones you see in this slideshow, I teach workshops online and across the world. Contact me to find one near you.
This video is an example from my 30 Days Project where I am making the commitment to share more work, more often, in more places. If you are a photographer, enjoy the inspiration and read on about how I made this slideshow and make sure to tune in for the how-to videos to come in the coming weeks. If you are a parent and would like images of your children that show who they really are, feel free to contact me anytime. I travel internationally and have taken children's portraits from Arizona to China and everywhere in-between. Contact me here.
The slideshow program I used for this slideshow is called Smart Slides. Smart Slides is the absolute simplest tool available for making slideshows. It takes a total of 30 seconds to make a stunning slideshow (not counting the upload of the images and song - that is based on your internet speeds). It is based on the idea that the most important thing about your slideshow is your images, which I agree with completely. There are only three steps: add the images, choose the music, choose the transitions. That's it. Here is where the Smart Slides tool shines: Smart Slides produces the cleanest, most perfect slideshows available in any tool on the planet. I upload 4K or larger images, the system makes the appropriately sized images for every size device and then feeds those images to the slideshow as needed for the device on which the slideshow is being played. For instance, if you are reading this on your 27-inch Retina display, you have probably noticed that other slideshows are a little pixelated on your screen, things don't look great in full-screen mode and that is because you have a very high-resolution monitor. This slideshow will look GREAT on your monitor, on your iPhone, iPad, laptop... it doesn't matter what you play it on, it will look perfect as long as you feed the slideshow from Smart Slide's servers. There is also a 1080P HD download option and I am posting that one on Vimeo. I suggest you watch it once on Vimeo in HD and once on my blog in 4K to see the true difference between a HD Video File and a 4K HTML Slideshow Feed for my Blog. The one shortcoming in the system is that when you post on Facebook, you really need to download the HD video file and post it so that Facebook sees it as a video rather than a link out (Facebook likes video in the actual feed and they don't like links out). I am in love with the quality of the Smart Slides slideshows. They have some music that comes with the service, but as you should know by now, I am a big fan of Triple Scoop Music's incredible library of music.
This slideshow on Vimeo: vimeo.com/jaredplatt/child-life-portraits-by-jared-platt
This Slideshow on my Blog: jaredplatt.com/child-life-portraits-by-photographer-jared-platt
Speaking of tools, this whole 30 Days project is possible because of Triple Scoop Music's new subscription-based service which allows users to pay one monthly fee rather than per song. If you are producing projects and need music, I highly recommend Triple Scoop Music. The service is full of great original songs from independent artists. License one song at a time, or sign up for the subscription service and use as many songs as you need, whenever you need them. Learn more at triplescoopmusic.com
Music in this video licensed through triplescoopmusic.com