Whether it is for novice photographers or veterans who are proficient in taking pictures, photographing children is always a “headache” topic. Many children are lively by nature. They run around and change their emotions. In the blink of an eye, they change from laughter to tears. If you want to ensure high shooting efficiency, then this article will bring you a few practical tips.
1. Keep the same perspective as the kids
Whether visually or psychologically, as adults, we can keep our eyes level with the kids by squatting down. This will make you more approachable as a photographer. Children are more likely to react positively to people of their own level. When you and the kids are in step, it’s easier to make them laugh.
You must not only be flush with them physically, but also Be consistent with them in speech and behavior. Many children will react positively to simple jokes and funny expressions. Prepare a few more funny jokes or funny faces here. Just make sure your camera is in place at all times so that you won’t miss those perfections. Smile!
2. Reward and distraction
In order to take at least a few good photos, you’d better bring some candy in your pocket! This is especially effective for keeping the child’s attention. Whenever you notice that they are getting restless or want to run away, just remind them that they will be rewarded after all the “painful” photos are over. Children usually need something to look forward to to maintain their attention. Whenever my children complain about taking pictures, I always promise them a piece of cake or some sugar. This little trick will not let you down!
If you are dealing with younger children, they There is no concept of getting rewards yet, so try to distract them! For example, calling them by name, whistling in a low voice, or even using toys that can make sounds are good ways to attract children’s attention.
3. Reduce the pressure and cannot force the picture effect.
Sometimes you want to capture a lot of pictures, in addition to smiling, there are crying, angry, angry, acting like a baby, etc. If you are lucky enough, maybe you can achieve it all in one shot, or you may not get one shot.
In fact, the best way to photograph a child is not to force it effect. During the entire shooting process, whether you are shooting your own children or other people’s children, it is good to ensure that you get the most satisfactory photo of the smiling face, and all other pictures are regarded as surprises other than the “bundle”. Once you are free from the heavy psychological burden, then you will enter the shooting state sooner, and take some of your most satisfying photos as the interaction and emotional changes.
Whatever the picture you take, no matter it is Vague or crying, just remember that you are recording these children in the most truthful and honest way. Every photo is a moment in their lives, no matter what it looks like. Yes, the greatest aspect of photography and photographers is that they know when is the best time to press the shutter and what constitutes a perfect moment. But in most cases, the most satisfying photos taken for children are entirely accidental! So, let go of the pressure and shoot as you wish!
Although this article does not mention any technical factors, the premise of everything is that you have already mastered a certain technology. After that, these three items can help you get out of trouble or get to the next level. Remember, it should be fun and enjoyable to be with children. Children are the best subjects for photography because they are energetic and sincere. It is not difficult to shoot wonderful shots!
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