Photographing lively children in low light might not have quite the same glamour as shooting, say, international skiing action or a sea eagle plucking a fish out of water, but it's equally challenging. Canon Ambassador Helen Bartlett has been a professional family photographer for 16 years, and in that time has had plenty of experience in capturing great pictures in difficult conditions.
Helen shoots informal, natural-looking family portraits inside clients' homes, and often in parks or playgrounds. Setting up artificial lighting isn't usually practical for these shoots, so she has to work in whatever light is available on the day.
Coming away from the shoot with sharp, well-exposed, top-quality images is essential; her shots are displayed as large framed prints for clients' walls, up to 150x100cm in size, or often up to 60cm wide on a double-page spread of a 30x30cm album.