I love taking pictures of my children at the playground – especially on the swings.
The problem was, standing in front of the swings with the sun behind me,
meant that Maggie couldn’t smile and look directly at the camera.
Which means I have quite a few photos that look like this.
So I changed my position by sitting on the ground, and tried to capture her face on the back swing.
I took quite a few with her eyes closed and hair in her eyes until I captured this one.
Great eye contact, wispy hair, and a little skyline…
This smile was my favorite, so I cropped it down a little…
I can almost hear her giggle…
What are your photography tips for capturing fun moments at the playground?
What was your favorite ‘ride’ at the playground as a child?