10 tips for taking better pictures of kids - without spending a fortune

little girl on her daddy's back - story about taking better pictures of kids
little girl on her daddy's back - story about taking better pictures of kids

A picture's worth a thousand words, and often times a good picture of your child is worth a thousand pictures -- and if you pay a professional, worth plenty of cash, too. While we can't turn you into a pro overnight, we can share a collection of tips to help you take better pictures of your kids without shelling out for a new camera, photography lessons or a professional photographer.

Professional photographer Tamara Lackey shared the following tips for taking better pictures of kids from her upcoming book and DVD, Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography. All of these tips can be done with a standard point and shoot camera so there's no need to run out and spend $500 on a digital SLR to take better pictures of your kids.