Back in September, when my three-year-old great-nephew was here visiting, I remembered how difficult it is to get a really good photo of a small child. I played with my camera settings and different lighting and finally came up with the secret.
The problem is that young children are often moving entirely too fast to get a clear shot.
And sometimes they just want to get too close to the camera.
Other times they refuse to look at the camera.
Or simply leave the scene all together.
They might close their eyes just when you push the button.
Or give you a fake smile.
Or even worse, close their eyes and produce a fake smile at the same time.
On occasion, there will just be a blank stare as they wonder why the camera is pointed at them again!
You could, of course, wait until they are completely still to get a great shot.
However, the true secret to capturing the perfect shot is simply . . . . . take lots of photos!
And somewhere in the midst of them will be a gem.
And, if you're lucky, maybe even four.
I know, it's really a very simple secret, but it works every time! If you have any other tips for getting a great photo of a small child, please be sure to let me know what they are in the comments. I want to be prepared next time I see this cutie pie!