How to take pictures of a moving baby can be tricky but these baby photography tips for beginners will help you! As you take baby pictures with a dslr camera your settings will help your pictures to look professional.
How to Take Pictures of a Moving Baby
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As a new mama I have been wanting to capture our little one who has been crawling now for a few weeks. It can be tricky so I thought I would pass along my tips and what I’ve learned in the process!
I believe it goes without saying, as techlicious says –> be sure you are using window light and turning off your camera flash – as
1- Freeze their movement.
How do you freeze their movement? Make sure your shutter speed is set on a higher number. I know you may say that’s a no brainer- but that’s your first step. You may have to adjust your other settings to allow for a faster shutter speed.
Did you know that shutter speed can do two things for you? Freeze action and keep light out! So if you are somewhere that has very bright lighting you may have to have a faster shutter speed. With that said when set your shutter speed at a higher number it will keep light out to freeze the action. So you will probably have to compensate with your ISO to be higher and help you out!
If you want to opt out of shooting in manual mode you can…you aren’t a bad person! Just turn your dial to the action mode on your dial. Your action mode is simply the little man that looks like he is running! Since this is an automatic setting there is no guarantee that it will be the outcome you want, but it’s worth giving it a try rather than missing the shot!
You can learn more about your Shutter Speed with- Master the Basics!
2- Trick them!
I use this quite frequently!
Yes trick those babies! Do a silly sound or noise to get them to “stop” in their tracks! If you do something that sounds new to them or sudden they will stop and look at you, but BE READY! don’t set your camera down keep your camera in your hand and READY!
3- Let them go!
Follow them around and let them go. They will eventually get side tracked and forget you are trying to pre-occupy them and they will leave you be! Believe me, at first they want to discover what you have in your hand and they may even come to you, which is even better! Let them discover and touch (gently) and then sit there and they’ll leave you be. Well at least that has worked for me!
Hi I’m Erin a Southern girl from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers as well as up and coming photographers become successful! You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our new little addition Miss Elle in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses!