Chapter 4. Photographing Children, Pets, and Social Events

What do children, pets, and social events have in common as photography subjects? Making a good photo often means capturing a fleeting, sometimes spontaneous moment. Not only does this challenge the skills of the best photographer, but it also challenges the technical abilities of many digital cameras. In this chapter we will look at ways to meet—and overcome—these challenges as well as learn some neat tricks that'll give your photographs more zing.

Chapter Contents

  • Beating the Odds

  • Overcoming Camera Lag

  • Photographing Children

  • Photographing Pets

  • Photographing Social Events

Beating the Odds

It's one thing to be lucky and get the perfect shot of your son or daughter hitting a home run for the first ...

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