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How to photograph a toddler

Postby momoffduty » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:05 pm

This is what you end up with after working weeks on the set and the settings, etc. I did get a few usable photos. The pups were easier.

ImageToddler Triptych by Cheryl, on Flickr
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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby sidd finch » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:59 pm

I am guessing that the harder you tried the more rambunctious she was... good photos. looks like a fun day.

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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby momoffduty » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:06 pm

Yep. Daughter and I had it planned out with objects to hold, a rocker, a rocking horse and she was having none of it. :-8
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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby sidd finch » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:20 am

In that last picture my caption would be..... Seriously.... I'm a toddler I am not supposed to do what I am told....

As time passes I bet these kind of shots will end up being your favorites because of the great stories behind the shoot.

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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby momoffduty » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:42 pm

sidd finch wrote:In that last picture my caption would be..... Seriously.... I'm a toddler I am not supposed to do what I am told....


Sums it up nicely! She was throwing toys at me at one point and laughing. She also wanted to chimp every shot. Has the finger out ready to scroll. At Thanksgiving she would say Cheeeeeze and run away laughing. At 15 months everything is a game. Life should be so simple. :-D
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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby Peru » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:43 pm

I guess you should have taken video instead of stills. :-D
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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby momoffduty » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:52 pm

Peru wrote:I guess you should have taken video instead of stills. :-D


I may just do that! Great idea! I will set up a camera of me trying to wrangle cats for a photo on Christmas day. Getting all 3 at the same time is difficult.
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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:16 am

"Never work with animals or children." (W.C. Fields)
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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby Dave McElderry » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:51 am

Did you tell her she had the attention span of a one-year-old? :-D
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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby momoffduty » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:40 pm

John 'twosheds' McDonald wrote:"Never work with animals or children." (W.C. Fields)


Yep! I am guilty of both. :CS:
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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby momoffduty » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:41 pm

Dave McElderry wrote:Did you tell her she had the attention span of a one-year-old? :-D


:CS: :CS: Now if I can only get her to know the sit and stay commands. :fg:
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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby Chuck Engels » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:42 am

We have new granddaughter, 6 months old now (that makes 8 for anyone that is counting) Hailey. she doesn't move around quite that much or that fast yet, She already loves the camera :)

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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby Dave McElderry » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:49 am

What a cutie! Maybe we should start a grandchild/great-grandchild picture thread. I know we've got plenty enough of us, ahem, "mature" folks here to do it. :-D
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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:01 am

I often find that a hammer and nails is an effective way of keeping my subjects still. :twisted: :fg:
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Re: How to photograph a toddler

Postby momoffduty » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:50 pm

Super cute Chuck! Yes, get photos before they are on the move.

Dave, great idea! We are mature (not old) lol

John, duct tape?? That may work better. :-8
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