Tips for Photographing Toddlers at the Playground

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This weeks lesson is tips for photographing toddlers at the playground. Of course, these tips could apply to bigger kids to! I love taking the kids to the playground. It is the perfect way to get out of the house, running off steam, without spending a dime! However, bright colors, poor lighting, and packed playgrounds can make photographing toddlers at the playground tricky. That’s why I’ve compiled this list.
It even got me thinking, would you like to do a mini lesson at the playground with your kids? Leave me a comment or shoot me an email if you’re interested. If there is enough interest I will set something up!

Without further ado, a few tips for photographing toddlers at the playground!

1. Look for Shapes and Textures.

The playground is full of great shapes and textures to help toddlers explore and learn. However, I see the shapes and textures as helping me take better photos! You can use the textures to add interest to your photo, or use the shapes to frame your image, like I’ve done here. Milo was climbing the ladder and I loved how I could get above him and use the octagon to pull focus even more on him. Notice the bars acting as leading lines too?!  (Bonus Tip: Be sure to enlist a helper.  Having another adult spot your toddler is a must if they are as active as mine!)

Tips for Photographing Toddlers at the Playground

My other 6 tips are featured on Me Ra Koh’s blog! Read 7 Tips for Photographing Toddlers at the Playground!

*Neyssa*

P.S. Don’t forget to leave a comment if you have a type of adventure you’d love me to do next!

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  1. artesia40@hotmail.com says:

    This is an awesome picture Neyssa! I may need to duplicate.

  2. artesia40@hotmail.com says:

    This is an awesome picture Neyssa! I may need to duplicate.

  3. artesia40@hotmail.com says:

    This is an awesome picture Neyssa! I may need to duplicate.

  4. arsikorski@hotmail.com says:

    Would LOVE a mini lesson at the park! It is so challenging with ever changing light around each corner…. and as you indicated, ugly shadows and light reflections! Thanks for the tips – we may have an weekend evening park adventure in our future 🙂

  5. arsikorski@hotmail.com says:

    Would LOVE a mini lesson at the park! It is so challenging with ever changing light around each corner…. and as you indicated, ugly shadows and light reflections! Thanks for the tips – we may have an weekend evening park adventure in our future 🙂

  6. arsikorski@hotmail.com says:

    Would LOVE a mini lesson at the park! It is so challenging with ever changing light around each corner…. and as you indicated, ugly shadows and light reflections! Thanks for the tips – we may have an weekend evening park adventure in our future 🙂

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