Neyssa here sharing the secrets for photographing toddlers at the playground. With summer approaching and nicer days ahead, the playground is regular adventure for the kids and I. It’s the perfect escape from the house and it wears down the kids so they go to bed at a regular time. What I truly love about adventures at the playground is that they are just that for my kids – adventures. I see the little human beings they are becoming as they venture out into the “world.” You can see them interact (or not) with the other kids, trying something new, pretending to be pirates or race car drivers,. But mostly, you see them just being kids.
1. Look for Shapes and Textures.
The playground is full of great shapes and textures to help toddlers explore and learn. However, I see the shapes and textures as helping me take better photos! You can use the textures to add interest to your photo, or use the shapes to frame your image, like I’ve done here. Milo was climbing the ladder and I loved how I could get above him and use the octagon to pull focus even more on him. Notice the bars acting as leading lines too?! (Bonus Tip: Be sure to enlist a helper. Having another adult spot your toddler is a must if they are as active as mine!)