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Digital Portrait Photography

Use a Fast Shutter Speed for Babies

SUMMARY: Use a shutter speed to match with how fast a baby can move.

As much as the available light will allow, use the fastest shutter speed possible when taking digital portraits of babies. You cannot force babies to pose or smile - it just won't work 100% of the time. Instead, you must be ready for quick sudden movements as well as facial expressions that change in an instant. With a fast shutter speed and quick reflexes you will have a better chance to take a photo cherished for years to come.

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