As the saying goes, the best camera is the one that you have with you. And these days, most of us always have a smartphone with us. Modern smartphones (and also point-and-shoot consumer) cameras can take some amazing photos. There are some things that smartphones are great at and other things that smartphones aren't so great at. In this article, I'm going to teach you how to take advantage of the strengths of a smartphone camera when taking photos of your family and kids.
As a parent, getting children to be happy and willing participants in a photo shoot isn't always the easiest thing in the world. Below are some quick tips that I've picked up along the way to get children to happily participate for a photo session. The tactics I recommend are different for each age group.