Taking Pictures of a 4-Year-Old

I gotta admit, I haven’t touched my DSLR in a while.

In the past weeks, I apologized to it immensely and said I wanted to rekindle our relationship.

One of my nieces, Faith, turned 4 years old last month and I thought it was a good time to get back on track with honing my photography skills. I didn’t realize how difficult it was to get some photos of a 4-year-old, but I think I had some super luckily shot good ones. It helped that my niece wanted to dress up like a princess for her birthday.

I learned that you better take pictures quickly, because kids won’t stay still for more than a few seconds.

I still have a couple of things to learn about exposure and focus, though. Hopefully, my camera forgives me for not using it in a while after having these cute photos taken on it.

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Let me know what you think in the comments below. If you have some tips on taking pictures of kids, feel free to share it too. ❤

 

liz-c

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8 thoughts on “Taking Pictures of a 4-Year-Old

  1. These are lovely. My only tip is sometimes you’ll have more candid shots then posed, as 4 year olds are on the move. And get down to their level for these shots. Don’t be afraid to focus on them playing, shoot just their hands, feet, and so on. One day they’ll be all grown and we forget how cute their little hands are.

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    1. Thanks so much for the tips, Sharon! I’m still struggling with taking clear photos of moving subjects, actually. But I hope I could eventually learn to do so. I would try to take pics of hands, feet, etc. like you mentioned next time. They grow up so fast! ❤

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