A child who begins to walk is called a toddler. This usually occurs any time between ages 1 and 3. It is a very significant period in the development of a child and several changes take place. A good way to record your child’s development is to take pictures which will serve as memories in the later years.
Toddlers are erratic in their behavior in so much as you do not know what they are going to do from one moment to the next. This makes photographing them quite a challenge. Here are a few tips on how to take toddler pictures to make the most of this brief period in your child’s early life.
Toddlers are not just objects to be photographed – they are small people. Try getting down on your hands and knees to view the world through a toddler’s eyes. You will see things differently and will be able to connect with them in a better way to bet better pictures.
The focus of toddler pictures is the toddlers themselves. Hence you need to create the child and the face of the child as the central feature of the photograph. While photographing the child, do take good notice of the background as well and try to avoid capturing distracting elements like other people or objects in the background. A good photo would usually mean the child surrounded by empty space or white space. This may take the form of sky, grass or a brick wall and so on.
Toddlers are most comfortable when they are doing what they like to do best – playing. It is a good idea to play with your toddler while taking the pictures. This will give you some natural shots and you will probably find that you are having as much fun as the child.
Give your toddler a favorite toy to play with. Or you can tell them that you are just going to take some test shots. If they feel that it’s not for real, you are likely to get the most natural toddler pictures.