Although we’re still far from celebrating Children’s Day – which takes place annually on June 1 – we will turn our focus on children this week. For, as one “philosopher” once said, “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.”
If you are a parent, a grandparent or a brother and sister of a little one, this weekly challenge won’t be much of a challenge since your photo gallery is certainly filled with pictures of them. But, maybe, this time, you can spend a bit more time on your “subject”.
A common mistake is, due to physical characteristics, that people take photos of children standing up. However, you will create better pictures when you’re both on the same level. If your camera allows adjustment, keep an eye on the shutter speed for otherwise you will probably miss a good shot.
But what if there’s no child around you? From a legal point of view, it is – in most countries – allowed to take photos of nearly everything that can be found in public space, including children. Otherwise, the art of street photography could not exist. But legality doesn’t make any behaviour morally correct. Though some may say that parents these days are overreacting when telling strangers to turn their camera off just in case their child runs into the field of view, the best reaction is still to oblige. If only to avoid being called out a creep on a social network.
In order to complete this week’s challenge, find your motif and ask for permission if needed. (This time, we won’t ask you to share your picture on our sites.)
And now, the ultimate tip for great photos of children:
Let them lead the way!