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Last week’s first community workshop went really well with some great discussion from readers. So lets do it again.
This week’s question is about photographing children (a topic I know that many of our readers have experience in) and it comes from Alex B who ask:
This Week’s Question
“My brother and sister-in-law have asked me to do a photo shoot with my nephew and niece (aged 6 and 9) and I’m a little nervous about doing it as I don’t have children of my own and haven’t photographed kids before.
Would you be able to give me some advice? I have a few questions.
I have a Nikon D40 with a kit lens and was thinking of buying one of the alternative lenses you mentioned a couple of weeks ago. Which would be best?
Also, any suggestions on how to get the children feeling comfortable with me. Last time I photographed them the shots ended up looking quite posed and the kids didn’t look that relaxed?
Any other tips on photographing kids would be greatly appreciated.”
Got a Tip to Share?
Now it’s over to you. What advice would you give Alex on photographing children? I’m looking forward to hearing your tips.
If you have a question that you’d like to ask the Digital Photography School readership for advice on – shoot me an email.