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Navigating pesky little tots during a photo shoot can be tricky – Tamara Lackey’s protocol for manner-minding parents? “This is not the time to be raising moral humans.” You usually don’t associate the word “ballsy” with children portrait photographers, but Tamara’s not only a “ballsy” shooter dedicated to getting the perfect shot, she also doesn’t let anything get in the way of connecting with her subjects. Get this: she doesn’t have an assistant and holds her own reflector in addition to her 5D camera and somehow manages to get kids to relax and just have fun. Watch Tamara in action with her ninja moves and yes, you can’t help a few “awws” and “so cute” while viewing her authentic images of children. Here are her top tips:
“Meet the child where they are.”
“Look for light around you.”
“Don’t settle for cheese. Don’t settle for pre-conditioned response.”
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