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Great Kid Shots
When it comes to photographing kids, remember that they just want to have fun. As children have a short attention span, you’ll get more-cooperative photo subjects if they’re having a good time. Get involved with kids’ activities: play games with them, read stories, or whatever they’re doing so that they get used to your presence, and can be themselves around you.
You can also get great photos of kids when they’re unaware that you’re
taking pictures, or used to your camera’s presence. You can pose kids,
but it’s often better to have your point-and-shoot camera at your fingertips,
ready to capture their naturally cute expressions, antics, and playfulness.
If you keep your camera handy and use it often, a child is more likely to consider
it a normal part of life.
There are times, however, when you may want to show a child from a different
view. For example, perhaps you’d like to show how small he/she is in an
adult world. The best way to do this is to shoot from above, either from a standing
position, or even by standing on a chair and shooting down on a child.
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