Capturing Your Kids in Pictures: Keep Shooting!

When photographing children, don't be afraid to snap away!

by Jay Forman

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Don't Be Shy - Photograph Away!

When you can, take at least two shots of a scene, preferably four to five or more, and don't be afraid to keep on clicking if your kids are behaving especially well. The extra snaps will give you variety in expression, perspective, pose and composition.

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Hundreds of Photos to Get One Great Kid Picture

Photographers from major magazines come back from assignment having shot hundreds, or even thousands of photos, all in an effort to capture a single beautiful image. They may have taken ten or more rolls of the same subject, with different approaches to lighting and composition. Most of the images are left on the editing room floor, but the keeper that's printed makes us wonder how they did it.


In the End, All You Need is One Great Photo

Shooting hundreds of images is no guarantee of getting a keeper. But balancing that with a little technique and some experience certainly increases your chances. Just use common sense, and don't be afraid to take a few extra snaps!




Article by Jay Forman. To learn more about photography, explore the many online photography and Photoshop classes offered here at BetterPhoto.com.