Timing Your Photo Session With Santa
With the holidays approaching, many people are starting to think about those pictures with Santa Claus. But, there’s more to Santa photography than simply putting your child on Santa’s lap and shooting a picture. There are some tricks to capturing great photos with Santa, and you can use these tricks whether you are an amateur or a professional.
Before you can even start taking pictures, you need to prepare your child for event. Bring your child to where the pictures are being taken long before you actually schedule the date. Your child will see that there is nothing scary about Santa, and it will make them more comfortable with the whole process. Also, avoid picking a time near the child’s nap time, or they probably won't smile.
Also, be sure that the child has eaten beforehand. A hungry child can also get temperamental. And try for a time when the line isn’t too long, or you child can become bored.
If you are taking the pictures, then talk to your child to ensure that they focus on you. If you are not taking the picture, then stand near the photograph, and encourage your child to look into the camera and smile.
While you can try everything to ensure that your child smiles during the session, there is always a chance that your child is going to have a temper tantrum. If that does happen, you may do better to come back at a different time as opposed to trying take the picture then. Even if you can get your child to calm down, they will still look like they were crying.