Taking pictures of children is not as easy as it seems.They are restless and emotional, they can not be forced to stand in a good posture, although they take these poses endlessly.
Any walk with a child can be a source of priceless shots. And to make these pictures interesting for the general public, and not just for the baby’s grandmother, follow the advice given by professional photographers.
Shoot from different points, experiment with angles.
Do not stop at portrait shots, take pictures at the top and bottom, in profile, around the corner, in a jump. Keep the camera at the ready, and shoot as soon as the kid does something interesting.
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Do not force to pose, but let me play.
Hand him a toy, start a game, and shoot in the process. The most wonderful shots are obtained when a child is fascinated by something.
Do not stand over them.
Go away and use zoom to zoom in. No one will like to play or do something when a photographer hunts him. Children cannot be natural when they feel pressure and control. Better get away.
When cropping a photo, leave space for the viewer’s fantasy.
Leave some space where the child’s gaze is directed. Let the viewer be curious about what the baby saw, what his thoughts were about.
Choose sports photography.
Children are so mobile that it is difficult to immediately catch the best shot, and achieve perfect sharpness. Use the sport shooting mode, which allows you to take several frames in a row. Then you can choose the most successful.
Let them scream or make faces.
It is much more interesting than a forced smile. The cry of "aaaa" or "sis" will make a grimace funnier than the usual "soo-s". And the mood of these sounds from the baby will become more playful.
Be at the same level with the child.
Pictures taken from a prone position or squatting will be more alive and better than those taken from your height.