A Definitive Guide to Photographing Active Children

No two kids are exactly the same. While some are calm and do as they are told, others are like an energy ball and are impossible to control.

Well, if you have been having a hard time getting your child to cooperate during a photo shoot, you are going to find this article helpful, as it unveils some tried and tested tips that will help you take better photos of your kids, even if they running around and hardly listening to what you are saying.

Before we dive right into these tips, there is something you should know. Taking a playful approach is the best way to succeed in children photography. So, instead of making your kids pose, allow them to play and run around. You never know, you may have an opportunity to capture them smiling and having a great time.

The following article by Clickinmoms unveils some effective ways to photography uncooperative kids.

29 Ways to Photograph Uncooperative Kids

Photographing children with endless amounts of energy can be challenging. But, with these genius tips from the Click Pros, you’ll be breezing through kid pictures from here on out! Read more here.

The above article is a must-read for parents looking to take better pictures of their kids even when they are not cooperating. The article sheds light on some reasons why parents shouldn’t be disturbed or frustrated if their kids aren’t doing what they are told during a photoshoot. While they run around, you may have an opportunity to capture them smiling naturally.

The following article by Shotkit is a concise guide to children photography.


Let me start by saying I do not formally teach how to photograph children. I enjoy shooting family photography sessionsRead more here.

After reading the above article, it is likely going to be easier for you to take better pictures of your little one. As can be seen in the article, one doesn’t have to be a professional photographer to take great pictures. That said, if you are new to children photography and want to learn from the best in business, you are going to benefit from the next article.

The following article by Rebecca Dawe shed light on some tips that will help you take great pictures of your kids.


We all take so many photos of our kids, but it can be difficult to get that perfect shot when your little model, won’t sit still, won’t smile, or will only smile like a cheesy gameshow host! Read more here.

You surely know a thing or two about children photography and some tips that will help you take better pictures with relative ease. Before their photoshoot session, make them feel at home and loosen up. Since you can’t really predict what your kids will do next, set your camera to its fastest shutter speed. If your camera is on automatic setting, find the option on high-speed shots.

Final note

Photographing kids is by no means an easy task. This minute they are playing, the other they are jumping or running around. Expecting them to stand and smile when taking them a picture is like a pipe dream.

Instead of trying to control them or ordering them around, follow their lead and take pictures of them as they explore their surroundings and have fun. If you are patient and have a positive attitude, you will have several opportunities to capture gorgeous expressions and natural smiles.

Don’t forget to set your camera to its fastest shuttle speed so that you can capture spectacular images with relative ease.