Here are some tips that will help you capture their expressions they are cute and innocent:
Mood. It must be ensured that the child was in a good mood, not being sad or upset. Most people would rather see a child in a state of excited with a bright smile. If the child's mood is not good, let his condition improved before starting shooting.
Let Them in Action Spontaneous. Today we are directing that the children pose in a certain style, they will begin to lose the spontaneity and confidence. So let them stylish and spontaneous expression. The most powerful way is to invite them to play-a-boo, or if they are too big to play boo, invite them to chat. Ask the name, the name of the mother / father of her, ask her school etc, then let the conversation flow ... and .. snap ... snap!
Align the camera with their eyes. If you want their body looks proportional (the head no bigger than the body), you should squat or lie down, because their bodies are naturally much shorter than us. Unless you want a certain effect and angle. Shooting at their eyes level position (normal angle) can make photos more interesting.
Mode 'sport' or 'continuous'. In anticipation of the children who tend to move on, the choice is to use a high shutter speed (mode S with a minimum speed of 1/250 on a DSLR or prosumer) or use the 'sport' mode on the pocket camera. And use 'continuous' mode to get more choice photos. If using a DSLR camera, using a lens with a wide aperture will be very beneficial.
Benefit Tools. Not all kids like stylish and graceful pose, especially if you know they're in the picture. If the child seems awkward, embarrassed or too stiff, you should use the tools available. Toys are the most powerful tools, if they like to play dolls give the doll. If they like to play toy cars, toy cars provide. If the toy is not available, you can use a chair, a book or even a pen. So that they will forget that they are the object image and begin to express themselves spontaneously.
Do not Force Them Smile. Forced they say "cheeerssss...", Then you will get a forced smile, lips drawn stiff. Nice pose is not having to always smile and there are some children who are faced serious.
Sufficient light. Light is the main capital shooting. If there is not sufficient lighting, try to get enough light to shoot outdoors.
Photograph as much as possible.
To be continued...