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One thing you will find as you shoot more kids- especially younger kids- is they aren’t really going to be cooperative in times where the outdoor lighting is best unfortunately. 11am is sort of a horrible time for pics of kids though- especially younger ones- because it’s almost lunch time. But definitely for mine, and most kids, they’re going to be most cooperative a little after breakfast or after their afternoon nap. Which means around 10 and around 3 which isn’t the best time of day for pictures ideally, so it will help to learn how to shoot in that harsher light. (This is after much observation working as a nursery aid at the Y for 3 years)

Waiting for evening light and little kids is just bad news bears when they are little. Anything after 6pm is meltdown city for me and all my friends.