Kids are naturally drawn to cameras and so photographing them is extremely easy. But you need to keep them entertained and ensure that they don't distracted soon. Children are best when it comes to giving natural expressions as they are hardly concerned if they are being clicked or not.
They remain completely engrossed in whatever they are doing that's why their pictures come out so natural and innocent. The ideas given here can help you get amazing pictures of your baby.
Patience is the most important virtue when photographing children. Every child reacts differently to camera and photography. Some may constantly glare at the camera, some may be too excited with it and constantly try to lay their hands on it, whereas some may start crying or fidgeting a lot. Be ready for anything and everything! Patience is the key!
- Nothing is more endearing to eyes than pictures of babies who are fast asleep. Capture your infant or toddler on camera when he or she is asleep. No disturbance from their side can give you some amazing pictures.
- Younger kids get annoyed and bored if they have to pose for pics. Take their photographs when they're playing with their toys.
- Take care of factors like height and depth factor while clicking pictures. Kneeling down to kids level gives better images.
- Take your kid to lawns, parks, beaches, pools, and playgrounds as that will give you an opportunity to capture visually appealing images.
- Try to capture your kids' smile, giggles, bursts of laughter, tears and other emotions and make candid pictures. This can give you an amazing collection of photos to paste in a scrapbook.
- Teenage kids... mind you, are the greatest challenges when it comes to photography. Always in a revolt mode, they will run away from cameras and would hardly want to pose. You have to be very patient with your teenagers (teenage boys, especially) if you want them to pose. You need to try a lot to convince them to get photographed.
- Just like teenagers, it is not easy to photograph brothers and sisters together! Patience is the key here as well.
- Other ideas include clicking their pictures amidst flowers, sporting equipment, pillows, toys, and numerous other props, but make sure they are comfortable.
It is better to have one person assist you (preferably the care taker or the other parent) so that you can concentrate on the photography, while your assistant is busy wooing the kid and keeping them from getting distracted!!
Next time you click a picture of your darling baby, keep a few of the aforementioned tricks in mind and try to get some amazing pictures.