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babetrice

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Any tips on taking toddler pictures? May have an assignment to shoot for toddler bday party for a friend! Need some help and guidance
 

daredevil123

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babetrice said:
Any tips on taking toddler pictures? May have an assignment to shoot for toddler bday party for a friend! Need some help and guidance
If outdoor with good light, just snap.

If indoor with not so good light, use flash.

Hope this helps
 

Cowseye

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Octarine said:
I can hear already the parents coming at you screaming and shouting for blinding the poor child :bsmilie:
Nobody ask you to use direct flash right. Just do backward bounce flash and you should be fine
 

Goldenstars08

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First play with the toddler together with its parents. Not too long about 3-5 mins. Also hold your camera when playing with the toddler. So that the toddler know that you & your camera is around and let him get comfortable with it. For toys you can bring colourful mid size plastic balls as distract and entertain the little fellow. Let him play with it. you can have pic of him playing. After the shoot you can give the toy to the toddler as a thank you gift. The toddler & parents will be happy to let you shoot again next time. Hope this help...;)
 

Octarine

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Nobody ask you to use direct flash right. Just do backward bounce flash and you should be fine
I have no doubts about that. But even here in CS you'll find people with flash phobia.
 

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If its a party, you wont take posed shots, they will be distracted and playing all at the same time.

some of the things i did:
1) Go low, shoot from their eye level or lower.
2) Let them do their things, no need to ask them to smile or look at you.
3) Ask the parent to engage them to keep their spirit high (unless they are already high on their own or with peers), make sure the parents dont ask them to look at you.
4) You need to run around more than them to get the right angle.
5) Off shoe flash is almost impossible at a party, use ceiling bounce.
6) Call out their names (one at a time) by surprise and snap as soon as they turn their head to make first eye contact.
 

daredevil123

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Octarine said:
I can hear already the parents coming at you screaming and shouting for blinding the poor child :bsmilie:
Ya. Lucky not my shoot.

Infants below 3 months try not to. May scare them. Toddlers should be fine.

And yes, use bounce.
 

Agetan

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If its a party, you wont take posed shots, they will be distracted and playing all at the same time.

some of the things i did:
1) Go low, shoot from their eye level or lower.
2) Let them do their things, no need to ask them to smile or look at you.
3) Ask the parent to engage them to keep their spirit high (unless they are already high on their own or with peers), make sure the parents dont ask them to look at you.
4) You need to run around more than them to get the right angle.
5) Off shoe flash is almost impossible at a party, use ceiling bounce.
6) Call out their names (one at a time) by surprise and snap as soon as they turn their head to make first eye contact.
I think this sum up pretty well.

Flash some times can be annoying to the little one and once they don't like you, they don't like you. I take the flash out of equation for all of my work involve children as I don't know which child will be annoyed by it.

Observe and observe will help you learn what they do and that will allow you to take better images of the kids.

Here is what I do if I cover kid's party. 2 pictures every 1 pictures taken of other child for the birthday child.

I hope this help.

I specialises in Children, perhaps, you might find some inspiration looking at my website? www.tomato.sg

Regards,

Hart
 

pinholecam

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I think this sum up pretty well.

Flash some times can be annoying to the little one and once they don't like you, they don't like you. I take the flash out of equation for all of my work involve children as I don't know which child will be annoyed by it.

Observe and observe will help you learn what they do and that will allow you to take better images of the kids.

Here is what I do if I cover kid's party. 2 pictures every 1 pictures taken of other child for the birthday child.

I hope this help.

I specialises in Children, perhaps, you might find some inspiration looking at my website? www.tomato.sg

Regards,

Hart
Clicked on your flickr link.
Wow! fantastic shots. :)
 

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