Photographing little kids is HARD. So hard, in fact, that even Casey at Moosh in Indy admits it's challenging.
Today, though, I offer you one strategy that I have used successfully to snap some of my best shots of Linus.
Be strategic in your choice of time-out spot.
That's right, use time-outs for mini-sessions.
Sure, you're technically supposed to ignore the child when he or she is in time-out, but I've learned that a camera in front of my face works about the same but with BETTER pictures.
This strategy works especially well when your doing something tourist-y... say, strolling through a patch of giant redwoods in California. The new location, open environment, and change of pace are sure to bring out the, um -- best in your child.
I'm not saying to be looking for misbehaviors to reprimand, but instead when they do happen - because they WILL - use it to your advantage.
You'll have time to adjust your settings and secure a pretty tight focus, and you might just be rewarded with a pretty darn decent shot.
But then again, you might not.