Swing Tilt Lifestyle Shooting for Child Style on HGTV.com

Host Rebecca Woolf and Director Adam Means on set for HGTV's Child Style.

Host Rebecca Woolf and Director Adam Means on set for HGTV's Child Style.

We are wrapping up 15 episodes of a fun web series for the good folks over at HGTV called Child Style.  The show features "Super-Blogger" Rebecca Woolf as she explores a wide variety of spaces for children.  We've covered spaces for infants all the way up to teenagers.  Each episode documents a single space and it's been a great challenge and joy to find new and exciting ways we photograph small spaces.

We wanted to create a fun and stylish look that brought energy to the spaces but still felt very natural and classy.  I turned to my trusty GH2s mounted on the Midas Slider for it's compactness, easy of setup and wide lens selection.  By choosing a Micro 4/3 body, I knew I could get the most from my favorite Nikon Primes and opted to try out a new swing/tilt adapter that allowed me creatively change my focal plane for both stills and video.

This combination has proven reliable and extremely flexible.  It's become commonplace to get shocked looks from the home owners when we build the camera and they see how small and non-threatening it is.  The idea of handling a HDX900 or other large format camera literally in a crib with a newborn just wouldn't work, with the GH2 its never even been a concern.

The results are beginning to appear on HGTV.com and are finding an eager and receptive audience.