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5 Tips for Photographing Toddlers in the Library by Neyssa Lee

Neyssa Lee

This time we are photographing toddlers in the library – because that’s obviously the first place you think to go with two rowdy tots!

Greetings to all my friends with toddlers!  It’s Neyssa, here with another toddler adventure post.

On a recent trip with the kids, I was reminded of how much I love photographing in the library. Around here, the libraries have these great big windows, perfect for letting in tons of light. Not to mention all the books a kid could ever want for. As busy as the kids are, I just love photographing toddlers in the library.

We arrived a little early and had to wait outside before they opened. The cold didn’t stop the kids as they burned off energy running up and down the sidewalk. I figured my adventure didn’t start once we were in the library, this is a moment to capture and remember for years to come. In order to make the most of my image I couldn’t just shoot down on them.

Get Down to Their Level

On a big sidewalk, my kids can get lost. By getting down to their level and letting them run towards me I’m better able to capture the sheer joy on my son’s face. To add interest to the photo, I used the sidewalk as a leading line right to them!

Camera Settings: ISO 250, Aperture f/2.0, Shutter Speed 1/400

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