The holidays are at our door step and It is almost time for Santa to start his rounds at the malls to find out what little boys and girls want for Christmas… And for Santa Photographers to get ready to foresee how will the child react when they see Santa. Here are the first three tips of a series of recommendations for taking the best Santa pictures these holidays:
1. Leave Extra Room in the Frame
Many times children make sudden movements and their head ends up out of the photo. Always leave some extra room around Santa and the child when taking the picture. It is better to crop your photo later than to miss an amazing shot because you were zoomed in too closely.
2. Capture face expressions
The child’s expression should be the focus of the photo. Be always in the game so you can anticipate what the child is going to do.
3. Patience is a Virtue
Working with kids is not an easy task. They get easily distracted or scared. Be patient with them, if you need to talk to them, do it at their level. You can get great shots if they are at ease.