How to Photograph Kids - Naturally
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How to Photograph Kids - Naturally

The most complete online training on how to create amazing photographs of kids, every single time, in a natural fun way.
4.5 (34 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
550 students enrolled
Created by Brent Mail
Last updated 2/2013
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What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this program you will be photographing kids like a professional
  • How to connect with kids from the beginning
  • Choose the best location and clothing for the photo shoot
  • Photograph kids in a fun and playful way
  • How to capture unusual angles that look great!
  • How to capture movement and action
  • How to get the kids attention - and keep it
  • How to get the best closeups of kids
  • The best cameras, lenses and camera settings to use
  • Retouching and getting creative with your images
  • How best to displaying the final prints or sharing them online.
  • Workflow - never misplace images again
  • Where and how to best share your images online and offline
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  • Digital SLR camera & lens
  • Essential Photography Skills Course (my basic digital SLR course)

Ever hear the saying "Don't work with kids and animals"?

There is a reason for that saying, because when you first attempt to work with kids, they can be very difficult to photograph. They never sit still, don't want to do what you suggest, have temper tantrums and how do you get them to smile properly - not that fake smile?

Photographing Kids can be Frustrating

Are you frustrated with the average-looking kids photos you are getting with you digital SLR camera? Do you have problems controlling kids, getting them to do what you want & keeping their attention throughout photo shoot?

"Where is the best place to shoot kids, what camera settings are best & how do I edit these images so that they look awesome?" If you have ever asked any of these questions then this Kids Photography: Mastering Photography for Kids course is definitely for you.


Brent will teach you how to photograph kids in a natural & fun way - creating the most amazing, visually stunning images every single time.
His portrait photography business depends on capturing great images of kids on every shoot.

Brents' Unique Photography System

Come along with him on real photo shoots where he shows you what works and what doesn't when it comes to photographing children. Use his unique system to create a playful environment where it's really easy to capture great child photos.

Short & Sweet Videos Lessons

Included are 23 short videos (average length 4-5 minutes), quiz's and original images that you can edit step by step with Brent.

Easy Self-Paced Learning

Take this Kids Photography: Mastering Photography for Kids course at your own pace, come back and re-watch sections if you like, or watch the entire course in one-go. It's recommended that you watch one section at a time and then go out and practice what you have learned.


If you have ever wanted to know the secrets to capturing amazing kids images, then this course is for you. Brent reveals all of his techniques here - nothing has been left out.

Recommend taking his Essential Photography Skills Course (Introduction to digital SLR photography) before taking this course, unless you already know the basics of how your camera works.

Who is Brent?

Brent is an award winning photographer who runs a very successful portrait photography studio near the beach in Australia, that focus's on kids & family photography.

Take this ultimate Photography for Kids course right now and master your Kids Photography skills.

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents with a Digital SLR camera
  • Pro photographers who want to photograph kids
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Get Connected
2 Lectures 08:13
Introduction to this course and a look at my professional photography studio
Preview 03:59

How to connect with kids - before the photo shoot
Preview 04:14

Connect with Kids
1 question
Setting the Scene
2 Lectures 10:05
How to choose the best location to photograph kids. What things to consider when choosing a location. What's best under what conditions: Here we explore the beach.
Preview 04:20

Lets explore a park and a bush or forest scene. When are these environments great to photograph kids?
Other great places to shoot kids - park & forest

Best Locations to shoot in your Area
3 questions
Dress Ups
1 Lecture 06:14
What is the best clothing for kids to wear on a photo shoot. Why do some clothes work and some don't? What kind of props can we bring along to make the shoot more exciting?
What kids should wear & why?

Dressup Props
2 questions
Play Time
1 Lecture 04:11
Kids love to play! How to create games and a playful and fun photo shoot - with lots of examples.
How to make the shoot fun and playful for everyone

Game Ideas
3 questions
Get Down & Dirty
1 Lecture 01:47
Why you should get down LOW when photographing kids. Go on a shoot with me and find out.
Change your angle of view - get down low

Get Low - Why?
1 question
Attention Seekers
1 Lecture 03:24
Some tricks to getting the kids attention and keeping it. They always work!
How to get the kids attention - and keep it
Shady Deal
1 Lecture 05:00
Shade is the best for close-ups - why, and how to make shade when there is none around.
Why shade is best for closeups - what to look for

This quiz will test your knowledge of light
3 questions
Patience is a Virtue
1 Lecture 05:02
Why you will need to be patient - when photographing kids.
Patience is the key when working with kids
The More the Merrier
1 Lecture 03:11
Go on a shoot with me and see how I capture action and movement - with lots of examples.
Take many photos - especially of movement

Anticipation the Smile
1 question
Get into Gear
5 Lectures 23:32
The essential camera gear you will need to capture great kids shots. What do I use every time?
What camera gear is best for shooting kids? Essential setup

What camera settings are best for photographing kids? Use these simple tricks - and you will never miss a shot.
What camera settings are best for various shooting situations?

Here we look at example images from real photo shoots - I analyse them and explain what settings I was using, the gear and why these images are great!
Lets analyse some photos - what camera settings were use?

More photo gear that you will need to photograph kids, fill flash, extra batteries and memory cards plus more.
More grear: fill flash, batteries and memory cards

Have a look at what a professional photographer packs to photograph kids. Pack light but pack the right stuff. Find out how I pack my bag, why I pack the it same way every time.
What's in my camera bag & why?

Camera Gear
3 questions
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Brent Mail
4.3 Average rating
68 Reviews
1,047 Students
2 Courses
Award Winning Professional Photographer

Full-Time Professional Photographer

Hi, my name in Brent Mail and I’m a full time professional photographer, which means that I make my living from photographing people. I am a lover of great photography, the outdoors – especially the ocean – a good Thai curry and of course a custom hand-crafted espresso latte (which goes down better with friends). Oh, did I mention that I love sports too, especially the kind that gets the adrenalin pumping!!!

Photography Teacher & Mentor:

I love to share my knowledge & passion for photography with others. I run a number of photography workshops throughout the year, and love to help people understand the art of photography. This is my chance to interact with my students and get some valuable feedback, which I incorporate into my training videos. 

Successful Photography Studio Owner:

I started and run a small boutique photography studio near the beach in the quite seaside town of Anna Bay, Port Stephens (about 2.5 hours drive north of Sydney, Australia). I have hand picked my crew, and we all love what we do, as you will see once you come into our studio for a coffee and a chat. 

Award Winning Photographer:

How can you be sure that you are an expert in your field? The best way to gauge this is to enter your very best prints into a photography competition. Not just any photography competition, but a professional photography competition where you compete against the best professional photographers in the world. I have been doing this for a number of years now and have been lucky enough to win a few awards.  

Hope you enjoy my casual style of teaching, and please leave me some feedback. Cheers, Brent

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