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Trying to photography kids can be frustrating to say the least. Not only are kids unlikely to listen to directions, but they are bound to fidget, run around, and seemingly do everything in their power to prevent you from getting a good shot.
The good news is that with the right approach you can snap great shots of your children, and the following methods can help:
- Give children a toy
Rather than attempting to direct children to sit still and pose, give them a toy to play with. By occupying them with the toy, they are more likely to stay in one place and you can then frame the shot that you want. Or check out these super fun “Lense friends“.. they usually result in a smile!
- Put yourself at their level
Try to avoid taking photos of children from an adult’s perspective, but instead get down to their level (literally) and snap close-up shots. If you want you can fill the entire frame with their face, and see just how beautiful the results are.
- Involve them in the process
For kids that are old enough to understand what is going on – try to involve them in the process. Turn the photography session into a game of sorts, and ask them for suggestions on the kinds of photos they think you should take. When kids feel involved they are far more likely to cooperate, and that will help you to snap far better photos.
- Don’t force them to smile
One of the most common mistakes people make is to try to force their children to smile when photos are being snapped – normally accompanied by, “Cheese!” Rather than trying to force kids to smile, you should take photos of their natural expressions as you’ll probably end up with far better photos than you would with fake smiles plastered across their faces.
In addition to learning how to snap great shots of your children, it helps if you are able to edit the photos that you snap as well. While you may not have any experience in that area, Movavi Photo Editor will supply you with an easy way to get started.
By editing the photos that you snap of your children, you can improve them or fix any issues that surface. The features in Movavi Photo Editor will let you enhance the quality of photos, apply filters, touch up portraits, remove unwanted objects and much more.
In fact you can learn how to add captions to photos using Movavi Photo Editor as well – and create nice titles, funny speech bubbles, and so on. Suffice to say there’ll be many more options at your disposal once you try it out and get a taste for what it is capable of.