8 Tips for Children Photography
Memories are best captured by photos and for parents with toddlers, you might want to capture every minute of their precious day; from their smile, giggle and every step they are making. But taking photos of your child, especially if there’s an event or an actual photo opportunity, can be as hard as training them how to eat properly.
Here are some tips to have that great picture taking a hassle-free one even without having a professional photographer around:
1. Just let them play
Don’t pressure your child to do that professional model pose you’ve always wanted. Happy stolen shots that show story are way better than posed shots. Give them some things to play, let them run or chase bubbles and always keep that camera ready. If your child will be in a playful mood, happy pictures will then follow.
2. Let them wear simple clothes
If a child will not be comfortable enough with their clothes, expect that you will not be having a good expression of them as they might get irritated with the clothes and all. Toddlers are cute in nature so simple clothing will just be enough. Focus on their expression and not on their clothes.
3. Go outside
Toddlers love to explore so bringing them outside that gives them bigger space and more things to do will be perfect. Having a photo shoot outside will also let you use natural light that will give your photos a better outcome.
4. Don’t limit yourself and try every angle
Go down at their level, sit or lie on the floor. Don’t limit your shots on portrait kind of photos and try to take a shot of their back, or that cute little hands and hair.
5. Give them reason to sit down
Chasing your child can be really tiresome so give them a chair to sit down or a rocking horse perhaps. Make sure to capture every second as fast as possible as they might stand and run already after a few minutes.
6. Give them food to eat
Another tip to make your child sit down is by giving them something to eat. Capture how they react to food, every food intake, and how they mess their clothes all the way. Don’t be afraid of them being dirty as toddlers are still cute no matter how dirty they can be.
7. Be their model
Why not try to show them a simple pose you want them to do? If they begin to follow, commend them on how good they are on being a copycat and they might be interested in copying everything you show them.
8. Bribe them
Give them something to look forward to, like an ice cream or any food they love, or a cartoon show they love watching. They might be too excited all the way and will be giving their priceless smiles.
Taking photos of your child will never be a one-click thing. So keep your patience and you’ll probably end the day with a lot of great pictures to look not only for the day but for forever.