How to Take Perfect Snaps of Your Kids

photograph kidsPhotographing kids is not easy. Kids are usually restless and at times fussy. It takes a lot of patience, understanding and effort to get the perfect shot when your subject is a kid.

Even professional photographers of Kent Wedding Photography who take pictures of their own kids also sometimes find it difficult to take perfect snaps. But well, with experience, they are able to do it better than non-photographer parents. These professional photographers know how photographing a child can be made easy and successful.

We’ve talked to some of these child photographers and gathered tips on how to take perfect snaps of kids. Have a read below.

  1. Let them play and enjoy

Kids generally love to play and have fun. It is best to take them to a location that they will find fun and exciting. It can be in the park or inside their playroom. You can take candid shots of their happy and thrilled faces while at play.

  1. Shoot from a different high or low perspective

You can produce more creative shots by deviating from the normal “get on their level” view. Try to take the shot by getting low on the ground or by looking over your child’s shoulder. You can have him/her do whatever he/she wants while you’re snapping pictures.

  1. Let them wear comfortable but age-appropriate clothes

You need to allow the big kids to choose the clothes they want to wear during the photo shoot. It should be comfortable to wear and is appropriate for their age and the location. For babies and toddlers, you can choose the clothes that you think best reflect their personalities.  This can make a good milestone shot that is worth keeping for a lifetime.

  1. Choose the shooting mode that suits the age and environment

Little kids tend to be more active and quite intractable so it is good to choose burst mode shooting. For bigger kids who are mostly docile, you can choose aperture priority mode or portrait mode. You can have your child look directly into the camera and have their eyes as the focal point. You can show him/her the picture right after shot so he/she will be more engaged into the photo shoot. Showing your child the pictures will make him/ her attempt to look better or give his best smile for the next shot.

  1. Use zoom lens to avoid making your subject feel uneasy

For more natural-looking, candid shots, use a zoom lens so you can snap pictures of your kid from afar. Consider including the environment of your child while he’s doing an activity or when he’s at play. Don’t forget to take macro shots of his happy face while blowing bubbles, sliding down the slide, or eating his favorite snack.

  1. Take macro shots of your kid’s face

Give him an interesting object that can make him sit still or move less so you can take close up shots of him. Snap your camera close and capture the true beauty of your awesome kid.

  1. Be Extra PATIENT

Patience is VERY important when photographing kids because it usually takes time to capture the perfect snaps. Try to make the shoot as fun as possible. Don’t show your kids you are in a hurry to take shots but instead be cool about it. Strategize well and be discreet when taking candid shots.

Perfect snaps of your kids should reflect their real beauty and true personality. It is best to avoid retouching a lot during post production. Just let the true beauty be shown in the pictures. Check out this event photography website to get ideas on how the pictures should be like.

You can even set the shoot annually so you will have milestone shots of your beloved child which you can later show to him/her.

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Have A Wild Child? Get Your Well-Behaved Kid Back With These Simple Tips

For my first post I thought I would share some parenting tips before I start chatting photograph, so here goes!

If you hope to be successful in your efforts, you need to become educated in the field of parenting and learn different ways to approach the task. With the tips in this article, you will be able to parent your children as effectively as possible.

A tip for parents of teething babies is to offer some alternatives to the traditional frozen washcloth. Putting flavorful, cold vegetables in a mesh teething bag can be a great way to soothe a child’s discomfort. The extra taste imparted by the food may help the baby chew longer, thus extending their relief.

Make sure you don’t overload your child with work. Too many parents keep piling work onto young children and they overload them. Make sure your child has time to play and just relax. It’s important to balance work and play, especially when your child is just starting school. It’s too easy to ask too much of them at once.

When your child falls and bumps their head, do not allow them to go to sleep for at least two hours. This is because you want to monitor for symptoms that your child may have suffered from internal bleeding. Some symptoms include disorientation, confusion, headache and dizziness complaints, and blurred vision. If your child has these symptoms, bring him/her to the emergency room.

To strengthen the bond between you and your child, and to help enhance their cognitive development, turn off the television! Limit their tv watching to special occasions – children who spend very little time watching tv are more socially competent, more academically competent, and more creative and imaginative than their television-watching peers.

As was stated in the beginning of this article, being a good parent is really a matter of proper education and information. If you know the right ways to handle the struggles of parenting, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it is made out to be. Apply the advice from this article and you’ll be well on your way to being a great parent.

I hope that was useful, in the meantime, here’s a funny clip on dealing with a wild child I found on YouTube.com

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