Emotional Children’s Portraits by Ann Bennett

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Ann says:

“This is a very special and unique “session” because it is from a mission trip I took to Africa in 2012. I went with a local (Oklahoma) organization called Project Hope Worldwide as a volunteer photographer. My job was to get images for their website and promotional material. I really enjoyed taking pictures of all the beautiful and happy children in their orphanage, but the most profound experience I had was taking pictures of the children on the orphanage’s waiting list. These children were orphans waiting to be sponsored (and just so everyone knows, all of the children pictured have now been sponsored and are healthy and happy!!)”

Ann’s Photography Tip:

These images are meant to make a big impact on the viewer and evoke emotion and move the viewer to want to make a difference in the lives of these children and children like them. To achieve a more intense and dramatic look, use a high-contrast black and white to keep the focus entirely on the subject and not on the colors in the background. Highly emotional images are often more dramatic in black and white.

Ugandan orphan girl outside a mud hut

African orphan boy and his emaciated dog
Young orphan sisters in Uganda
Orphan boy laying in his sister's lap
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Ann used a Nikon D3x with a Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens to capture these images.

Ann Bennett is a Northeast Oklahoma Portrait photographer.

See more tips on Evoking Emotion.

 

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