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Children’s Action Photography: Tips and Inspiration

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Action photography is my speciality, considering my sports photography background, and the honest expressions of children are the most fun to see during an outdoor shoot at the park and/or private yard.  Their personalities really shine through and is why today’s post is all about capturing those moments and providing you with a little inspiration.  Here are some tips to think about when you are trying to capture movement.

First:  Get Low!

When you are eye level with your subject the image will instantly improve.  You will noticed in all the images below, I am at least eye level, or below, with all the children.

Second: If they are having fun, it shows!

When children are naturally running, going down a slide, digging in a sandbox, their personalities comes out.

Natural light will help in “stopping the action” in a image, but having gear that can handle fast shutter speeds helps tremendously.  These images were taken with Canon 5D Mark III and shutter speeds are over 1000.

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