How To: Take Great Photos of Pets and Kids

take great photos of kids and pets

If you’re like most people, you probably enjoy taking photos of the cutest parts of your life – your pets and kids. But sometimes, it’s a challenge to get really great pictures of these busy, moving objects. In fact, at times it can be really frustrating!

But thankfully, there are a few tips that can make it much easier to capture really great photos of pets and kids, and we’re sharing a couple with you today.

First, make it fun! No child or pet is going to be cooperative if picture-taking is a stressful, frustrating process. Be prepared with toys or rewards for the kids and treats for the pets. Picture-taking is definitely more fun if there’s a reward afterwards!

Another really important thing I’ve learned from personal experience is to take a lot of photos! The more photos you take, the better the odds of getting one that is really fabulous. Simply taking one or 2 most likely won’t give you the results you’re looking for, so keep snapping away and you’re more likely to capture that perfect moment!

For more great tips for taking great photos of pets and kids, check out this post from Crayons and Collars!

What’s worked well for you when photographing your pets and kids? We’d love for you to share a tip in comments!


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4 thoughts on “How To: Take Great Photos of Pets and Kids”

  1. What a brilliant concept!!! Who would have dared to think that if you take a thousand pictures, one of them might turn out to be a good one.

    1. It’s all a matter of odds, Sarah. The more photos you take, the better the odds of capturing one you’ll really love! I’ve found that sometimes I have to snap a dozen photos to get one I’m willing to use on the blog.

  2. I Agree with Sarah. I clicked on this thinking that I would learn something, and can share something that worked for me for a while – when there were two of us, one could distract the pets from the process while the other photographed. Now he’s gone, so I need the advice that was not delivered here.

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