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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta V N-k Perhaps She Is Somehmes Difficnlt When She Has Begun lo a Tounff morning, sometimes-after the-nap later in the day, but child has hi 'be t that is the hour for tee photographer U the photographer cannot meet a time, then go to one who can., for the one who thinks a baby "an be'photographed at just any oil care ly docs not understand children in ihe least. been times when I have had appoint -meats, with the children as early as 8 o'clock'-in the morning when they werc-fresh from'the bath" and breakfast, sunny and fall i of life, and-1 had Marbourg PERHAPS yon tried getting a" good picture of the baby H yon have you know that it i EO easy it sound" The pnotographer krows it i n't easy If you know 'a-photographer personally and have ever'seen him aftcr'aJDarticularly troublesome, session un- der the skylight, and nave witnessed his exhaus- tion, you miy have begunlo understand. Of course can't explain the case to the .child who is to be photographed. In strange, sur- roundings, in front of a funny looking thing called a; camera, and a man whose hair is pushed' up on end by going in and oufr from under i iocu ing cloth, ard who may make strange nttises in the .hopes'of getting the infant-face to show a gleam of intelligence, things may not al ways go .very well. Even grown folks are known to have felt Elupid before a Ira" It seemed to me that I might do a real service to people with babies and young children if I could get counsel from an expert. Every 'photog- rapher is not an expert on babies, though the number of .them who would do.well if they had thur own unhampered way is larger, I fancy, than moat of us are jn th" habit ofbelievmg Mother Must Decirfe'Time 'I.put the caseup-lo Miss Pearl Grace Loehr, has mafl-fr a specially of photographing chil- dren. Miss Loehr ha.% indeed, received more prizes and for photographing children any other photographic artist in the country When a grown person goes to be photo- said Miss Loehr, "she is willing to give up a whole necessary to obtain one factory picture. As a child is just about 100 per cent, more difficult to work with than a grown person, prepare to be all the time necessary In toad of being lo a child for morning, one must remember that as a rule, much must be accomplished m -Jtboul an hour and once the baby is tired there UEC "Of course, 1 never work in a 'gallery' but in the homes of the children, though certain princi- pies apply }osl the same wherever thr wori is oWe" of the advantages of working al the hom% is that the mother will be able to aid the photographer in creating a 'home titmo phere' Children are highly w 'itmOTplicre' Something of the same effect of adjustment to the must be accomplished m a "tudio good results are lobe "The first thing lo id having the is thai Delect the for it to be done, and that no ore can do ihis but the mother, for she r the one, who I rows when her baby is at its best Sometiires itns is A Little in Hie lrttrt> Spiii I. i C When (he Baby's Picture-Is a.Partner- ship.'Affair. if u ilui i.our ibild p' o'ff M" EO cn to jo Hi w yill be-mended it K> i'ct> but il henr' iTtQ oul he will am U ere hut in the rMm he is tryinsr TO worlc It i a crcit n l tiki to take- i cl ilil to a studio'and to teil the photographer ow to picture Let him -lone and if hej is at'all fond of children IfclivLn 'know how to pet tne beat J do not mean' at all to leave the baby'wiIn the photographer the mo- ment arrive, go, into .the.' 'operating room' and got tre little oneUo, friends with tre photographer" Tell the cnild about the camerp The, to hear the s orv of the lilt's bird, it appeals ID'their imaginations. Get them used, to the place first and .then at an opportune mo- ment slip out of room Careful Handling Necessary The wi e photographer will know how to handle the child, alid'l'have always dcljghte'd in letting the little one tcJJ me just hcnv snc wanfs her picture taken That is the basis of the first Sposufd I make. RarcSy do I find a Some Real Tips from wn Expert in Child Portraiture Who Knows HowMard the Game Is. v( Much Inleresrted in Something. child who has not i very .decided nolion of hqv, she ought to bi photographed, and the resnlt is a dehghtfDj, Many tiires Ivmake false exposures wilhoul a in the camera just to get .the child used lo'the- ma- chine, and once she is used to it you can get her mimf away from it She forgpfs is a cam the place and you can obtain the kmdJot pictures that mean the child, afd not a nuppat. "To this I work with a-very long release on: my camera. '-What that is, that the tube with the balb on it is'12, feet long. I carry the bulb unconsciously study the lighting of the picture while talking with tt'c c-5, r-" thcjilide of the camera'and sometimes when ih" child telling him or looting at ahis I see just wbat 1 want in his oxpres- "sion, give the bulb a squeeze and there you arc, "When your litllc'-onc is being photographed Arch Expression. .lust Natural. never say 'now iniilc balv U that the child in tanllj becomfc> painfully If sou are m the room mid want the baoy tq do scrie of the thing jou do at home to nyike him fteniembcr that if jou say 'now keep you are ulaking a grcil mistake, foi h-uc, you iver seen a child look natural vvhen following the command lo '1 eep still' Babies no more than animals con be mrdc lo ro c unless trains! for thit, ind while the result with annna! may be it isTirely so f ilh children The nft tWo riwirtl en ]ld bt made your ihila is with i nioMng'picluie micliine, bill, iOU cin't keep thit m a frame or serid it ouraa a present So the best thing to dJ to tr> to catch exprc sions on Ihe wing, is it were find a photographer who is really in tertsled in tat ing pictures of children ind studied them, help him by- Hiing him of the things child is interested m For one daV I was making some juctureo of a httte 5 years old lie was difTcrent fro-ill other children I had met, quite dilTiderl I m that htrc wns a tSarnclcr out of the and could no'tfonsidcr tellinp; him fairy siorfes Ueforc beginning to work I talked with hi- mother, and it dcMiopod that this little ont was decidedly interested in his sbiil., Think of it, iksmc his habv 5 years old and interested in ihadc and exposure, there )s no reason ihev should not oWim "inall picture of then.' 1 children that win mike wonderful enlargement "Snap Succeed 'If you don't know much of developing pict; or pnnting and ciilirginc; and still yfou a splendid ncgitue tike it to i photos raphcr who is an niti t in ind pay hi" price for the filial result. It is Ihe fad that the child is in its home surroundings and has become used to being "hotted thit some lovel' things are caught Remember >ou the child .ind the camera all of the time, while the'photog- rapher has him but 1 fnv hours it moil ind mint wm his confidence n This is Hi reason of the amateurs such lovely pictures of children 'One thing moic nol our child has a toy she wants to take with Vcr to the jhokgraphors let her have it, far if you ftjntol to be photographed lo a ccr lain and someone made yon unhappy by you would fell as though you didn t fare whether or not the picture vns taken at all lJ-1 the lrab> ha e the toy Don't kczm to work for a bid prctu c Icforc leaving There great misUVe made by n-any par (nts an that when you explun thit the littk bird A cut n scratcn, c bruleo ,or any slnular kind, ol Injurj should with fodlnc As -OQIII is i cojlon rolled on