Augie Chang Photography: Baby Promo Video and NEW Workshop!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Baby Promo Video and NEW Workshop!!

Many of you probably know me as a wedding photographer, but there is another part of my business that you may not be aware of. I am also a children/babies photographer.

My style of children photography is best described as natural and fun. My strength is utilizing natural light to create the most natural and yet artistic children images. I don't use artificial backdrops, artificial light or even tell your children to say "cheese". It is all about working with what I have and to capture their personalities at their comfortable locations - most of the time, your home.

All of my children/babies business is from referrals and some are returning customers few years after their weddings. I LOVE shooting for kids, especially babies. Their emotion and their laughs are genuine. There's no acting, no posing, no compromising. It is very rewarding whenever I capture that "perfect" shot.

I have been doing children photography for 4+ years now and this part of my business has been growing quickly. Many parents are interested in knowing how I work with their kids. Many times, I have to explain over the phone and sometimes via email. An idea came to mind when I was talking to Andrew from Studio MSV about my children portrait business. We talked about putting together a promotional video for my clients so they can "see" how I work with their kids. Andrew followed me to a baby shoot and here is the amazing result:

If you are interested in a children/babies session, I am usually booked 3 months out. All shoots are done from Tues to Thu.

Andrew was also kind enough to feature me on his blog which included a short interview. If you are interested, take a look at his post of me on the MSV blog.


At the same time, I am announcing my new workshop!! See below:

Many of my workshop participants have asked if I will offer intermediate workshops. So I decided to start a series of intermediate workshops which will focus on different topics.

This is our first intermediate workshop which will focus on how to photograph children and babies.

In order to get the best out of this workshop, participants will need to have a basic understanding of photography. For example, basic functions of the camera, aperture, f-stop, depth of field...etc. For those of you that took my Introduction to Digital Photography workshop, you are ready!!

************* DETAILS ****************

Photographing Children and Babies Workshop - Sunday, Sept 14, 2008

This is an intermediate workshop focused on how to capture the most memorable and creative images of children at any age.

By attending this workshop, you will learn:

  • Different methods to shoot depending on child’s age range and how to get great results with any age group
  • Creating beautiful photographs no matter if you are indoors and outdoors - Addressing a variety of lighting issues in digital photography especially because children move
  • Understanding what equipment is right for you
  • Tips and special techniques for photographing babies and older children including how to involve your subjects and the best environments to shoot.
  • Most importantly, this workshop will get students involved in photographing some children followed by a fun and interactive feedback session where everyone can critique each others results!
Lunch and snacks will be provided. Maximum of 10 participants. Workshop is $299.


Anonymous said...

Learn from Augie! Has has magical skills.

Voltaire & Jeanes said...

Hi Augie! Just dropping by... We can't wait to have kids so you can take pictures of them!!! =D

I see you met Linda. I'm happy you did!

I hope all is well.

avalikelava said...

So... are you volunteering your own children for the models? ;p

amy said...

i'm touched to see the video and pics as a mother.

Robby said...

“Augie Chang's riveting portrayal of a baby photographer; captures our hearts in a spellbound performance… triumphant!” -- PMA

"Ditto" - SKOG

lol. It looks great! You guys did an awesome job! Lovie it!

betty said...

augie you are AWESOME!! i just watched the video and you totally amaze me!! i can't wait to do a shoot of cooper with you!!

John Santos Photography said...

This is really cool...Do you need a cute little girl with curly hair?

Annie said...

Very touching video! Great job Andrew & Augie! Augie, as I always recommended to friends & families, is the best babies/kids/children photographer in the baby area.