Meet Sophia. A young, happy girl enjoying one of her first few birthday parties of life. These are moments that should be treasured. Kids are difficult to shoot because they have so much energy and emotion they just don’t stand still. If you’re shooting with a point-and-shoot camera, or an entry-level DSLR and are still trying to figure out the controls, I’ll save you some time. Most cameras these days have a “kids” mode. If they don’t, you can simply use their “sports” mode, a mode which your camera will be equipped with for sure. These modes are basically telling the camera to keep focusing until the actual shot is taken, as the subject moves a lot. It also tells it to fire off multiple shot if possible to make sure to get the one you want. High ISO will also likely be enabled.
Often times, despite of these cameras intelligence, you still don’t get your shot. Sometimes once, or sometimes for the whole event. It’s important to have an experienced camera-user behind the lens with the right gear to bring in enough light to get your shot. I have many more photos like these from Sophia’s birthday part and their parents were extremely happy with the photos.
If you need good photos for an important event, and you’re in the bay area, please contact me and I’ll make sure your memories are not missed. Happy Birthday Sophia (even though you’re probably half-way to your next one by now!) and speaking of birthdays, today’s mine!