November 2nd, 2011 by ariana
Every photographer needs tricks up his/her sleeve to get kids of all ages to cooperate for the camera.
If you are a mom trying to photograph your three year old, you may thank your lucky stars that your child has finally reached an age where he/she is old enough to follow directions, but will he/she actually listen??
I know Jasper seems terminally incapable of NOT MOVING when I have my camera trained on him.. it’s almost as if the second I get out my camera someone gives him a shot of espresso – it’s maddening!
The other thing you may have noticed with the three-year-old set and older is that this tends to be the age of onset for the dreaded cheesy smile…
So, how do I get the 3+ age group to cooperate and pose and do EXACTLY what I want them to?
Simon says stand STILL:
Simon says put your fingers in your ears:
Simon says “Look at the camera!”
Simon says touch your hat:
Simon says show me your shield:
And then when you tell them something and don’t say simon says they pretty much always do it, and then when you say “I didn’t say Simon says!” they usually laugh and look completely natural:
The reason why this works should not be surprising, who wouldn’t rather play a game than to be told what to do?
Simon Says “Try it!”
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