Some things I know so far for photographing children and I thought to share since editorial children photos became somewhat popular in my portfolio
Of course after taking the permission of their parents however most photos I took were at charity events so their parents or mom was with the children and were happy to take photos of them so it was ok to take photos Feel free, find the child in you, be free play with the kids have fun, get to know them and spend sometime with them before taking photos, or showing the camera also tell them some advice on how to use the camera if they are interested, you can show them how to use the camera because kids always like to try new things maybe they will like to try to take a photo and maybe u can show them how and let them take some photos with camera carefully with your help because its usually heavy for the child Most children like to make poses and like others to take photos of them while posing or make funny facial expressions that's the best moments also in a group of little children friends boys or girls, brother and sister or friends of the same age group usually very sincere photos come out When your heading to a place to photograph children always Try to keep with you candies sweets or toffee to give to the children, always natural reactions and facial expressions are the best in photos Also to be at the same level with the children's height, that is important for the photo to come out correct in case of portrait. kneeling ,bending on the knee to be at the same level or height of the child's face, don't look or photograph the kid from above, from a higher level, the child will not feel comfortable and also the dimensions will look weird then. Some photographers do that on purpose to show something in the picture
also make sure to use a lens that won't change the dimensions of the face or make it stretched out like the 18-mm lens close ups portraits turned out the best when i was close to the kids face
After taking the photos and heading back try to print out the best photos that came out and visit the same place again sometime later to give the children their photos it is going to be a great gift. it might draw a smile on the child face
Yes, Capturing children's activities and emoticons are as difficults as capturing the birds. They both moving so fast. :) The more you get friendly to them, the more you'll get the best smile of them. I learn this method when I was a teacher in kindergarden. ^_^ Best wishes on sales Guernica..
Thanks for posting. Some good things to think about regarding the photos. And great info about connecting with the kids by talking to them, treats to give them and prints of their photos! You've got some great photos too!
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