Your kids deserve better

A lot of people post pictures of children on Facebook, to share with family and friends. The majority of those photos all look the same, and frankly uninteresting. That prompted me to share one simple technique to enhance those pictures. There are various techniques for photographing children. This one is non-technical, and it's something everyone can do. This applies to video as well.

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Get low, low, low...

If you have young children, their probably half your height. A large percentage of children's photos are from an adults perspective (birds eye view), this is an average looking shot. If you can get whatever camera you are using at the child's eye level, your photos will immediately stand out. Eye level photographs of children are more intimate and a lot more interesting. You get a real look at the world from a child's perspective, especially toddlers. If you want to go that extra mile, get even lower than eye level. This may take some effort, hey, I'm 6'5", and it takes me 30 minutes to get to a child's eye level. You'll be glad you did, because you'll get a fresh perspective and a much more interesting photo.

For more information on taking better photos of children, check out photography Jeff Cable's article, "10 Ways To Take Better Photos of Your Child."