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Jennifer says:

“I take pictures of my kids everyday, so these are just a few of the images I’ve taken of them!”

Jennifer’s Photography Tip:

As parents, we know for a fact that kids don’t like to sit still (and my kids are no different!). Here are a couple technical things I’ve learned that help me deal with my children’s active behavior.

Firstly, I generally shoot wide open. so, if i’m using my 135 (for example) I set my aperture to 2..the widest it will go. It took a bit for me to get used to that, but a higher ss helps with kids who do NOT like to stay still.

I’d rather have a higher ISO (which the Canon 5D MKIII can handle) than blurry images from my kids moving around. I also use back button focusing a lot, which helps with kids who might suffer from ants in the pants.

Using my camera with these settings allows me to take a step back and let my kids be kids, and not worry about posing or getting them to be still. I can just sit back and watch the fun unfold – and know that I’ll still capture the moment perfectly.


Jennifer used a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L lens, a Canon 35mm f/1.4. lens, and a Canon 135 f/2.0 lens to capture these images.

Jennifer Nobriga is a Northern Virginia and DC Area photographer.

Click here to see more tips on Working with Kids.

Need some help using your camera in manual? Working with active kids is tough to begin with, and you definitely don’t have time to look down at your camera for long lengths of time (or you’ll miss the moment!)

If you need a little help feeling 100% comfortable with your camera, check out this awesome guide from Photography Concentrate and start perfecting your technical camera skillz that’ll put you on your way to mastering your camera in a matter of hours.



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Published by Beth Teutschmann

A big fan of food, chaos, and all things fun, Beth is the owner of Starboard Editing, LLC - a photography post-production company focusing on anything from editing to blogging and SEO. When she's required to leave the confines of her dark room, she enjoys martial arts, eating, tattoos, cooking, ice cream, sillyness, eating, and traveling. You should probably say hi.

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