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Kids Tip # 4

26th July 2010

Taking pictures of kids is one of the most popular uses for digital cameras. From time to time, we’ll present tips for taking better kids pictures.

Fill the Frame
When shooting portraits, the usual tendency is to carefully frame the subject in the viewfinder.

In this snapshot, we’ve left an even border around the head and upper body of the child. It makes for a nicely framed shot although the background is a little distracting.


For this shot, we moved in closer to fill the viewfinder with the child’s head. There is almost no border around the photo, yielding a more dramatic view of the child.

Kids Tip #3

18th May 2009

Taking pictures of kids is one of the most popular uses for digital cameras. From time to time, we’ll present tips for taking better kids pictures.

Get Down
Keep in mind that kids’ faces are closer to the ground than an adults’ face.

By taking photos from an adult’s viewpoint, you’ll be pointing the camera lens downward and you may miss the expression on the kid’s face as we can see in the snapshot on the left.


In this snapshot, we’ve lowered the viewpoint to that of the child and can see that her expression is quite different from that on the left. Kneel down and you’ll see the world differently.

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Kids Tip #2

09th March 2009

Taking pictures of kids is one of the most popular uses for digital cameras. From time to time, we’ll present tips for taking better kids pictures.

Move in Close
Many times, when you first see a “picture moment”, you’re tempted to take the picture quickly so as not to disturb the subject.

The result is often a “microscopic” picture of your subject similar to the snapshot on the left. The size of the toddler is so small as to make it difficult to pick out her face.

By moving in closer, we’re able to see much more detail of the same toddler. It takes only a few steps to “enlarge” the photo.

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Kids Tip #1

05th January 2009

Taking pictures of kids is one of the most popular uses for digital cameras. From time to time, we’ll present tips for taking better kids pictures.

Pose Carefully and Gently

You’ll often get more pleasing shots of your kids if you can catch them in a natural pose.

While the snapshot on the left is in sharp focus, with good coloring and composition, the subject looks stiff in a static pose.

In the snapshot on the right, we captured the subject in a much more relaxed position. Although she is standing still, she appears to be ready for action.

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