This image is a picture of five brothers and sisters, the Ferrans Family. I was asked by their mum Shell to do a family portrait of the children with their new little sister. The ages of the children are 7, 3,2, 1 and the newborn baby was about a week old. I met their mum through my photography course as she was at college also doing hairdressing. Shell was involved in the MUA and Hairdressing competitions that Ayrshire college takes part in every year with all the other Scotland colleges. I was lucky enough to take part in the competitions in a Photography capacity and this is how I got to know the kids mum. The most difficult part of doing this photoshoot was trying to get all the children to interact at the same time with them being so young. Their mum had the idea of getting their attention by blowing the bubbles and I got some good images of them doing this. This was a verbal agreement with no written evidence to show.
The equipment used was my Nikon D5300 and my 50mm prime lens. I used a backdrop with one speed light and softball. My settings were 1/200 f8 and ISO 100. I had to put the image into Photoshop and added a Gaussian Blur Layer to hide the wrinkles in the backdrop. The backdrop was quite thin and every time any of the kids moved it wrinkled up.