Capturing children in photography is no easy task. We all want that perfect picture of the little munchkin smiling or doing something special.
Just last week I did a photo shoot with my own 12 month old. Wow what a task at getting him to sit or stand still in one place long enough to take the photo. I managed to take a couple really good ones. How did I do it you ask???
Well the key I found is to let them go their own way and do their own thing and you as a photography move around with them. The most precious photos in my eyes as a fellow photographer is to capture the photo that is natural and one that you don't have to make the little guy stay put for any length of time. Most importantly have fun with the kids and show them they don't need to be nervous around you.
Tips for shooting kids:
Bring stickers or suckers for after the photo shoot to bribe good behavior
Let them be themselves
Have fun and shoot natural pictures with them not paying attention, and most importantly
SMILE... no kid likes a grumpy person in their face
Below is my favorite picture I captured that day....
Please share with me your favorite children photos you managed to capture
In today's world of photography you need to make a name for yourself by being unique in your shooting and editing techniques. Everyone out in our society takes photos using everything from cell phones to DSLR's. I myself am using a Canon Rebel T5i as that is what I upgraded to after my Canon Rebel T3. Once my business picks up I would eventually like to upgrade to a top of the line but at this time I still have many things to learn with this one. Just a couple days ago I put my skills to the test as I attempted shooting fireworks for the first time. I believe they turned out good but I could still tweak them some and continue to learn.
Everyone asks what type of lens should I use for best the photos. I would have to say that truly depends on what your subject is. I currently shoot most of my photos right now with a 55-250mm telephoto lens. In the house I use my lens that came with my camera which is the standard 18-55mm. I am quite excited to share though that I just purchased a 50 mm fixed lens for portraits and a 420-800 mm telephoto for my wildlife photos. I can't wait for them to come in so I can try them.
Haley's comet photography would like to hear what you have for lens and a camera body and share with us your views of best lenses to use.
Taken with my Canon T5i with 55-250 mm lens on manual focus