Thursday, March 27, 2014

Photographing Children

Photographing children is a fun and sometimes challenging activity.  My granddaughters are used to me always having my camera around and when they are in the  mood they enjoy posing for me.  I like to catch them during their everyday moments, but sometimes it is fun to have them pose for me too. I have found if I take a few photos of them clowning around first, it will loosen them up and I can then get a few more serious photos.  Last year I got them playing around on their back deck and then encouraged a more posed photo.  Here are the results.




Squidoo writers love to share their tips on photographing children.  Here are some that I have come across.
  • Tips for Photographing Children  .  In this lens cravemycreative gives her tips for catching a great shot of those little ones.  She advises that you not have them practice their smiles but rather try to get them to giggle.
  • Anoymous831 gives some great basic photography information on her page Learning Kids Photography. You will also enjoy viewing some of her beautiful works.  She has some beautiful photographs of children.

10 comments:

  1. Some really good tips here. Mary Beth. Since I will have a new grandson in May, I'll be able to put some of these helpful hints on photographing children to use. :)

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    1. Congratulations Elf...that will be exciting having a new grandson.

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  2. I do enjoy taking fun photos of our family and I definitely remember the challenge of getting a good photo with several children. They tire so quickly if we try to get them to pose. I believe you were very wise to start with snap shots of them just having fun. Your granddaughters are beautiful!

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  3. I love to photograph children just being children. Your photos are excellent examples of that. I remember how nervous it made me to pose when others were watching (when I was a child). I try to keep that in mind when using a camera with young ones. You have a lovely family.

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  4. Two of my granddaughters are little ones and they are definitely a challenge to get good photos of! Great lenses shared here to help us when photographing children.

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  5. I so enjoy you sharing photos of your grand girls, the fun pictures as well as the posed. Most photos during my childhood were posed so with my son I tried to capture images of him doing things and those are the ones I cherish most. Great tips from you and the other Squidoo writers on photographing children, thank you.

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  6. Thank you for sharing these great stories on how to photograph kids. I don't many opportunities to take pictures of kids so these tips will come in handy.

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  7. Love these lenses with photography tips as well as seeing the fruits of your labors in photography. Thanks so much, Mary Beth! You have helped me more than you know by pointing me in the direction of tips or sharing your own!

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  8. Thank you for adding my Learning Kids Photography lens. I appreciate it and love your tips and photos.

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