Many photographers say that it is difficult to photograph children, because they are constantly not sitting still.
But at the same time, the children are so sweet, make such funny expressions and take such bizarre poses that you can not remain indifferent when you see such a photo.
Before you shoot, you need to set up your camera. Children are often in motion, so you need to adjust the shutter speed. Suitable for 1/200, but if children run, you need to increase to 1/500. You can also increase the ISO or slightly open the aperture. Or just put the camera in sports mode. Focus mode is best set at one point to accurately determine where the camera is focusing (especially when the children are moving). When photographing children, the built-in flash is preferred to external. Especially in poor lighting. The external flash is well reflected from the light walls and the floor. To obtain indirect light, a diffuser is used. If there is no external flash, then the built-in flash should be used in good daylight. If the light is bright enough, then you can not even worry about the flash.
Infants need to be photographed without a flash. A bright light can frighten a child. Everyone knows that in the first months of life, children sleep much. This can be successfully used, for example, as Anna Geddes did - a famous photographer who captures children, including in a dream. Yes, everyone can take a picture of a crumb sleeping in his cradle. But to make the photo memorable, beautiful and original, you need a little fantasy. Lay, for example, a sleeping baby on a green blanket, put on a cap with horns, and next place his favorite toy. It turns out that funny little animals sleep on the lawn. To invent costumes, poses, backgrounds is a real creativity for a young mother.
If the child does not sleep, then it is necessary thatPhoto shooting was as comfortable for him. Therefore, the baby should be full, dry and in a good mood. Photographing the fowl is better in their familiar surroundings. Excellent reasons for a photo: a walk in the fresh air, a favorite game, swimming. A traditional family photo is in the hands of parents.
Children under one year are most often photographed lying down. But it is better not to do this from above, but at eye level, from the side. And the main secret of a great picture of a child is to take pictures, dropping to the level of the child's face. Pictures will be more expressive.
Do not force children to pose. Most of them do not like this. Let everything be natural. The best photos - made unnoticed for the baby.
Children grow very quickly. Therefore, capturing the baby beautifully, brightly and originally, you can keep the memory of his first months of life for many, many years.