There’s no person that will better understand just how complicated taking a simple photo can be than the parent of a toddler.
Toddlers are always on the go and while you, of course, don’t want to miss a minute of this adventurous and magical time of their lives, capturing these moments on camera is easier said than done.
If you’re looking to capture better photos of your toddler, here are a few tips that might help:
Give them something to sit on. While your toddler may only sit still for a few moments at a time, having them sit on a stool or rocking horse may give you just enough time to capture a photo or two.
Turn it into a game. A quick game of Simon Says is a great way to get your child to pose without making it seem like a chore. By making it fun, there’s a far better chance that you’ll be able to get more shots.
Give them something to hold. Have a few toys or props on hand that you can give to your child to hold while they’re sitting down. This will make for some great candid shots.
Show them where to look. Get someone they know to do a funny dance or sing a song while standing behind you so that they’re looking towards the camera. Just make sure that the person is level with your camera so that your child isn’t looking up or down.
Get them involved. Sometimes it’s easier to get your child to cooperate when they understand what you’re doing. After taking a few shots of your child, show them your screen and how they’re appearing inside the camera. This will certainly pique their interest.
When it comes to photographing toddlers, sometimes all you can do is go with the flow. It’s best to always have your camera ready too as you never know when a beautiful moment might just present itself.
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