If you want to relive your childhood for a little time, watch kids play.1 Their carefree attitude, laughter, joy and utter delight from the simple things of life reminds of so much that’s good.
Children are beautiful subjects to photograph and if you are not attempting a studio photo shoot, take several photos at play time. However, anyone who has tried to photograph their kids will know how challenging and frustrating it can be. They never want to stand still and even when you get them to pose they’re constantly making faces!
Tips For Taking Great Photos of Children
1. Have Patience and be ready
Be ready for anything with kids! Expect the unexpected and be ready to shoot it. Sometimes they will be shy to start with, but don’t rush or force it. Just interact with them for a while and they’ll be comfortable enough to grant you those gorgeous smiles with missing teeth.
2. Get Down To The Child’s Level
When taking photos always try to get down to the same level as your subject especially small children.
If you take the photo from your normal standing height, you’ll be looking down at the child this would give a distorted view of them from above.
Taking the photo at their level creates an opportunity to capture a more interesting background as well.
3. Use Burst Mode To Capture Action Shots
Due to children’s nature of constant motion, it’s almost always a challenge to stay still and get them to do what you want them to do.
This is where the burst mode feature of your camera is useful. Read more…