Every parent wants to have good pictures of their children, and taking pictures of children may be one of the toughest things out there to do. Here are some tips for child photography to make your pictures look their best every time you snap a shot.
Use a Fast Shutter Speed
Kids are always moving, often pretty fast. If you find yourself taking pictures of someone who just can’t sit still try using a faster shutter speed to catch a shot the child in action. A faster shutter speed can help reduce some of the blue you might get otherwise is someone decides to go on the move mid-photo.
Shoot in Continuous Mode
As I previously stated, kids are constantly moving and changing positions. If your camera has a continuous mode, try taking pictures using it. The continuous mode will take several shots within the same section as opposed to just one. The idea being that if you take five shots of your youngster rather than just one you up your odds of getting the particular shot you wanted.
Keep it casual
Kids react to their environment. If you’re yelling at your kids to sit down and take a picture, then that is going to be reflected on their face in the photo. Try to keep smiling during your picture taking and make the pictures secondary to what is actually going on rather than the focus of your children’s attention. Natural photos often look much better than forced ones.
If you follow these three simple tips you’ll probably start to see some improvement in your picture taking. Practice makes perfect, so try to keep a camera around and get in some shots whenever you can. The more pictures you take the better you’ll get!
Do any of you have any tips you’ve learned for taking pictures of children?