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Permalink 16/03/11 07:31, by Tikal, Categories: Family, Kids Activities , Tags: digital cameras, family pictures, images, photos

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Taking good photos of children can seem impossible, but with the advent of the digital camera it should be easier than ever.  Gone are the days when you take a few snaps, send the films away and six months later see your photos and realise you'd cut off heads and not had the sun behind you!

Here are a few tips to ensure you have a good selection to choose from.

  1. Take plenty!  Don't spend ages lining up a photo and take hours setting it all up while the children get bored and run away.  Just keep snapping... you never know what you'll get!
  2. Don't shout at the children if they wriggle and move.  Digital cameras should get the shot in focus and try to keep the children happy!
  3. Make sure there's good light - the one thing that will improve your photos is immeasurably is that there is enough light in the shot.
  4. Be spontaneous.  Try to take casual shots when the children are unaware.  Get them looking at flowers, strolling along a path, singing to themselves or just sitting under a tree.
  5. Try and take the pictures without the children knowing.  Position the camera where they can't see it or use a timer or wire to take shots without them knowing.  These will be more natural photos.
  6. Be realistic.  Don't expect too much or photos that are too perfect.  If they are off centre, that's fine and can make it all look even more natural.
  7. Be flexible.  If you were looking for a solo photo of your pre-schooler and your toddler wanders in, don't worry!  You may end up with a great double act photo!


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