A question often asked in my classes is how to get shots of busy kids. “They’re always blurry or turn their heads as soon as I pull out my camera!” Super common! One of my favorite photography tips to combat this is to give the kids something to do or engage with. Then while they play, you can play! Here are some resent shots I took of my cousin’s boys while they were making giant bubbles. In all these shots I’m using fast shutter speeds from 1/6400 to 1/1250. I was able to achieve these high shutter speeds because I had plenty of light and I picked bigger apertures of f/2.8 to f/3.5. I did have a low ISO of 200 so if I didn’t have enough light after opening up my aperture, I could have bumped up my ISO. I also was probably picking a faster shutter speed than I needed. I could have gone down to 1/1000 or so and still been able to get the shots. Once action is frozen, it can’t be more frozen so it’s not necessary to up the shutter speed. It just takes some practice figuring out those limits. If you want to know about how to make these giant bubbles, check out my blog post on my portrait website at www.christianachilders.com. Now get out there and shoot!