Get Low- When photographing kids, get down on their level.
Get Lower- You gotta get dirty sometimes.
Usually the least comfortable you are, the better the shot.
Now Higher- Bring a stepladder!
Shooting down from above is considered a safe shot, it almost always looks good.
Don't get crazy, just a little higher than your normal standing position.
You may not need that ladder for some..
Mix it up a little, try a few different angles for each shot. Sometimes you won't know which looks better until you see the images on the screen.
*Note: Shooting adult subjects from above often gives a flattering, slimming effect. More importantly, the opposite is very true when shooting from below. Avoid shooting adults from a low angle at close range- they won't like the photo.
photo jabber blog by tim wyler
simple digital photography tips and techniques