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Tammy L. Odell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/7/2004

How to photograph small children?

Is there an easier way to take a portrait of small children? I take a lot of pictures for parents with small children who can't sit still or look at the camera. I have tried noise makers and all that, but that doesn't always work. The pictures still turn out OK, but not what I'd prefer. A lot of my clients are not into the new style of candid pictures of their children just being children. Does anyone have any advice on this problem??

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4/17/2004 8:44:37 PM

Adele M. Errington   Well Tammy it really surprises me that people do not want photos of their children just being children. I worked for one of the top leaders in photography and am a certifited pro photographer and specialized in small children. First off they are best captured right after a nap and being fed if they are babies. I found on small children the simpliest things will keep their attention. a feather duster or boa, a soft voice getting down to their level and just playing with them so they get used to you first will make the session go better. If I can be of anymore help please email me at

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4/27/2004 3:19:42 PM

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