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on 4 Apr, 01:24

10 Experts Share Their Ultimate Kids Photography Tips

10 Experts Share Their Ultimate Kids Photography Tips
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Kids Photography Tips

Parents love to have their children photographed. Kids grow up in the blink of an eye, so it’s nice to have something to preserve the memories of their fun and beautiful childhood. But it’s not always easy to photograph children, especially when they’re active! There are also a bunch of other obstacles in kids photography, from mood swings to getting them to smile, that having beautiful and natural images can be somewhat challenging.

Photojaanic working at an updated photo collage maker online asked 10 experts to share their kids photography tips, the biggest challenges, and the solutions. We’ve got excellent pieces of advice and practical tips from these photographers, and if you’re interested in this area of work, make sure you take notes!

ravinaRavina from Ravina Photography

What is your number #1 tip for shooting kids?

Don’t ever start with your camera. Instead, if you approach the session as an opportunity of having fun together, great photos will just happen.

What’s the biggest challenge in kids photography, and how do you tackle it?

These days most kids look forward to being photographed and can instantly switch on their “camera ready cheese” smiles. This is the biggest challenge and the hardest to undo, since it is almost hard-wired since infancy with the never-ending selfies. The best at such times is to put the camera down and spend some real fun time with your lil’ subject, doing things that are silly and crazy that basically sets them free from the world of right and wrong. Sometimes it’s great to break out into ‘Hasyayoga’ and the camera can then almost be in Auto Pilot mode.

Swara Rane from Swara Rane Photography

What is your number #1 tip for shooting kids?

My #1 tip for shooting kids, any age – from newborns to older ones is ‘Patience’. You can’t hurry through your sessions, you can’t plan them like a maternity session. You just have to be patient and go with the flow!

 

What’s the biggest challenge in kids photography, and how do you tackle it?

The biggest challenge in kids photography is to capture them looking into the camera, smiling. All parents want to capture that smile. Almost all kids have some level of stranger anxiety (except newborns of course). I make sure I break the ice before we start shooting by chatting, being friendly and if the parents are ok then even give a candy!

versha & harjotversha & harjot 1

Versha & Harjot Singh from Amor Creations

What is your number #1 tip for shooting kids?

Don’t disturb the normal schedule of kids when you shoot them. Let them be what they are.

 

What’s the biggest challenge in kids photography, and how do you tackle it?

Challenges in kids photography are different for different age groups. With the kids between 6-12 months, the biggest challenge is to keep them sitting with a studio setup as they tend to crawl and run each and every time you make them sit. Also, their mood can’t be understood. With newborns, you have to be very careful while posing.

 

For kids above 3/4 years, it’s a little tricky to get expressions on their face. You have to keep them engaged so that they don’t get camera conscious.

 

So, overall patience and tricks work together to get a successful photoshoot of kids.

 

ShwetaShweta Mukherjee from Mommygrapher

What is your number #1 tip for shooting kids?

My number one tip for shooting kids is – always remember that they are the boss and you are following them. This will help you in capturing the real them, for me capturing their personality is one the most important aspect.

 

What’s the biggest challenge in kids photography, and how do you tackle it?

Photography is all about light. Making authentic photos where you are giving the kids their own freedom but also in the best possible light is my biggest challenge. Most of the time being interactive is the key when I am working with kids. With babies, one should have lots of patience. One of my mantras is, don’t get anxious and don’t let the parents get anxious too because you pass on your anxiety to kids. I truly believe that a photo session should be an experience. Creating an experience for each family is my challenge. I want all of them to go back happy and think about the day when they look at the photos.

 

SajjadSajjad from Photo Kraft Photography

What is your number #1 tip for shooting kids?

Kids are beautiful the way they are. You don’t need to add too many props to create a beautiful picture. Just get them to the right location, with the right light and allow them to be themselves. Have a lot of patience, be a silent observer and wait for the right moment to capture. Or you yourself, be like a child. Have fun, engage with them and capture the photo. You don’t always need ‘smiley face’, ‘looking at the camera’, ‘stand still’ poses. You will miss their natural expression & emotion in the picture if you try imposing thing on them. Shoot what you love and what makes you happy about them, instead of trying to mock something.

 

What’s the biggest challenge in kids photography, and how do you tackle it?

To be honest, I LOVE photographing kids and families. It’s so much fun. My approach is minimalistic, simple and organic. Not many props, just focus on my gorgeous children, clients and the amazing locations that I have the opportunity to utilize. To create images with beauty and simplicity that can evoke a stronger emotional response in the viewer is quite challenging. You need artistic heart, sensibility, and vision for that. And sometimes it bit challenging to make the parents relax in front of the camera and letting their true personalities shine through.

 

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