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Candid Camera: How to Capture the Best Natural-Looking Shots of Your Kids

Do you have trouble getting your little ones to sit still and say cheese? You bribe them with candy, don’t you? Hey, when it comes to snapping the perfect pic, we’re all about doing whatever it takes! These are precious moments we’re talking here! But, if you’re not up for the hullabaloo that comes with a family photo shoot, take Pop Photo’s tips from Winky Lewis, one of the nation’s best children’s photographers, for capturing life’s candid and carefree moments.

Keep the Camera Handy
Don’t wait for a special occasion to get snappy. Look for those purely candid moments because Winky says “they capture something real.” If your camera is always within grasp you can record those everyday moments you’ll want to remember.

Wait for That Moment
Let’s face it. Trying to get our kids to pose pretty much always just leads to chaos. Winky says
she’s learned to “follow their lead, because they’ve taken me to some great places.” Wait till the moment is right and click, click, click!

Get Silly!
If you’ve got a shy kiddo, try having a little fun first. Making funny faces at the camera or posing with a favorite stuffed animal will really help get things going. Winky also suggests if you’re using a digital camera to snap a pic and share the image. “If they like it, you’ve got their interest.”

Get more tips and read the interview at length on Pop Photo.

Source: Pop Photo

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11.29.2012 / 06:52 AM EDT by Jana Moseley
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