Your UAE Guide to Photographing Children

Child photography in Dubai

It’s perhaps the most difficult type of photography. Not every photographer in Dubai has the experience, skills and temperament to work with kids. Children tend to have shorter attention spans than adults, which means that photographers have to work quickly to capture perfect photographs. You should definitely hire an experienced photographer, but don’t just rely on her or him, you can also take some steps to make sure the pictures are good and everything goes smoothly. Here are some handy tips that will help you improve your children’s photoshoots:

Make the kids comfortable:

The pictures will only look natural if the children are relaxed. Experienced photographers will usually take the time to talk to them before they start taking photos to make them comfortable, but you can also prepare your children for the photoshoot by speaking to them about it in advance and getting them excited about it. Make sure they get a good night’s sleep before the shoot, and get all their clothes ready in advance so that the day is as stress-free as possible. Check out this guide for inspiration for your next photoshoot in the UAE. 

Make it a fun experience:

Ask the photographer to take as many candid shots as he or she can and encourage the kids to play. You could even consider introducing some funky props, or some funny poses, to make the experience more fun. You can even ask the photographer to show the kids their pictures throughout the photoshoot to keep them interested in the process.

Capture movements:

Kids love to play, jump and run around. In fact, it’s usually very difficult to make a kids stay still for more than a few minutes, but don’t fret, such playful moments can make some of the best shots. To capture motion, photographers have to rely on either natural daylight or the flash of their camera.

Pick the right clothes and settings:

Pictures of children can look better if they are wearing colorful clothes, or if you have a couple of younger children, you might want to consider matching outfits. Don’t leave this to the last minute – plan out their outfits in advance. Let the children be involved in the decision so that they are more comfortable. You might want to consider a couple of different outfits, to get a few different photos.

Take multiple shots:

It’s always a good idea to ask the photographer to take multiple shots with different poses so that you can pick out your favourite. It’s a good idea to try a couple of different things so that you can see what works and what doesn’t. If your child isn’t comfortable in one pose, try something else, until you get the best photo.

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