Following Childrens Paces is the Key
Children's photography can be categorized as a challenging task as its very difficult to ask them to stay in front of the camera, be still for a moment, look at the camera and smile. Children with their full of power and energy usually move a lot so it makes the photographer difficult to capture the moment in the best result of photo, instead it is blur or out-of-focus photographs. However, you do not need to be desperate as there some key points in photographing children methods you can try to capture the photo of children in the best quality.
Forget All Formal Setting
Photographing children method are different from the adult so it does not need to be in formal settings or posed shot by saying “cheese” in front of the camera. Formal setting is not the ideal for children as they cannot show their unique personality. Instead, you are able to apply a relaxed and casual environment so that you can capture candid images when children are playing around naturally. The photo will be more alive as candid image shows the real of them. Not only in children, candid photography for adult also produces great photos because the subject is relaxed and reflects the subject in real. In the children photography, it is the job of photographer to find the natural smiles, expressions, and every single moment from what children are doing.
In addition, the location is also the other consideration in photographing children method. Be sure that the photo location gives the space for children to play or do their activities freely. Let them in their world as it is your valuable moment to capture the photo with your camera and all related equipment.
Children do not Follow You, but You do
As children are powered by thousands energy, they move a lot from one place to another in a very short period of time. So, the photographer should be very focus on children activities and always keep shooting to get the photo which represents them in real.
The countless movement of children also impacts to the setting of camera. Set the camera to its fastest shutter speed and use a high ISO for ‘freezing’ high speed moments.
Note that you have variation in the shots so that your photos will not be monotonous. If you have enough number of full-body shots, you can move to focus on children busy hands, their little feet as well as faces. To be noted, if the children do not enjoy with the camera, it is recommended that you take the photo shot on another day. Furthermore, you can involve them to take pictures in return and show them the result of images. This approach is the alternatives to introduce and attract the children’s interest in the photography world. Eventually, it is very important to make the activity of photo shooting in fun atmosphere so that the children will want to do it again another time.