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Photographing Children

Children are amazing subjects!

  • Bring yourself down to the child’s level, even if you need to get down on the floor. This view won't distort their image, as taking the shot from above will.

  • While posed shots are great, you can get better results by capturing an image when they are preoccupied. ie: while at play. You’ll capture their faces enjoying the moment.

  • Children who have grown up having their photo taken will be less likely to show off or not wanting to be in front of the camera Filling the Frame

  • Almost any shot will look better if you take a couple of steps closer to your subject. Filling the frame with your subject will make a big difference of how your images will look.

  • Instead of moving closer you can use your zoom in on your subject to get a closer shot. Fill the frame with your subject's face only. With less clutter in the image, there's less to draw the eye away from the subject in your photo.

  • If you can't get close enough when you capture the shot, you can zoom in later on the computer - crop out everything except the subject's face and see the difference it makes.

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