by Kinsey Emerson                                                                                                        May 2014

When taking pictures, I like to tell a story.

 

For instance, with a clown, I try different poses that represent his “entertainment” aspect.

 

A clown would move around, try to be funny and make you laugh.

 

The way the bear’s arms and legs are placed makes a huge difference. Make them wave.

How would they look if they were taking a stroll?

 

Even a small tilt of the head can make a big impact.

 

Remember to take pictures from various angles; making sure that the bear is always looking at the camera.

 

If the bear has any special features such as bendable ears or anything moveable that isn’t attached to the bear, I move it around while taking pictures. This shows the bear’s inner character.

 

You wouldn’t just want to stand like a lump in your pictures. Be animated.

 

                                   Below are some samples of bears "working the camera!"

In each photo the bear should look into the camera!

Just a twist of the head or a change of the camera angle, the bear looks attentive!

 

See the difference it makes?

Bear Treasures photos by Kinsey

 
Example one

These two photos show the bear in standard poses.

 

Colorful and well done.

 

The bear is not showing off all her charms.

 

Change the angle and you add a lot of character to the bear's photo.

 

 

 

Bring the bear to life!  Try various poses!

Photos courtesy of Jinglebears

 
Example two

 

These three photos show the bear in standard poses.

 

Bear Treasures photos by Kinsey

 

 

Bring the bear to life! 

 

Try various action poses!

 
Example three


 

These three photos show the bear in standard poses.

 

Bear Treasures photos by Kinsey

Bring the bear to life!  Use various action poses!
 

Example 4

Lights! Camera! Action!


Photos courtesy of Embrace-A-Bear
These three photos show the bear in action with various  poses.
 

Editors Note:  Kinsey has been taking digital photos since she was about 16 months old. She has an eye for details, composition, balance, color and add a dash of whimsy!  Kinsey is the editor's grand daughter who takes photographs for Bear Treasures. During school breaks she helps with many office tasks at Bright Star Promotions and Bears&Buds.

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