Sometimes when you are working with children they can be a little difficult.
Wait… everytime that you work with children they can be difficult. Everytime!
So I suggest that you use that to your advantage. Have a little fun. Play a game or get creative with your angles and sight lines.
In this series of shots I was trying to get a smile from this little guy. But no matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t get him to smile. So I challenged him to make as many funny, sad, or serious faces as he could. He started to have some fun and I started to get the shots that I needed.
So next time you have a difficult subject, give it a try.