The Ultimate Guide to Photographing Kids with Gilmar Smith

Words by Gilmar Smith
Edited by Eryka Bagwell

"Photographing kids is super fun but can also be stressful (and sometimes even a little chaotic), especially when photographing big groups. One of my favorite tricks is placing my camera on my Platyball Elite on a tripod or Platypod. That way, I make sure I have the scene perfectly framed. Then, I shoot as many pictures as possible in the little time I have everyone's attention. Kids tend to have a short attention span (especially when it comes to having their photo taken), so you have to make sure to have a plan and act fast. This allows me to easily swap faces in photoshop and provide my clients with an image of everybody looking their best!

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