Readers Photo Challenge: Kid’s stuff

Children are our pride and joys and the apples of our eyes and they are the subjects of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment. Kids are natural subjects for many photos. They tend to wear their personalities close to the surface and are easily photographed.

Six readers sent in 26 photos. Here are the top examples.


It’s easy to get pictures of openly gregarious children. They tend to be very open to cameras and sometimes even look forward to having their pictures taken. Shy children can be a bit harder to get a shot of.

Sydney Spurgeon of Stockton used a Nikon D90 DSLR camera to photograph a friend’s granddaughter 1-year-old Izabella Martinez. Spurgeon said that Martinez wasn’t a big fan of the camera and was very serious. But Spurgeon was patient and spent time with the girl. After about 10 minutes she opened up to Spurgeon and she was able to get a very beautifully introspective picture of the girl.


Kids can be mercurial and their moods can change quickly one has to be ready and act fast to get a good shot.

Holly Stone of Lodi photographed her 10-month-old grandson Jeff Stone held by his mother Brandy Stone at their Manteca home. Stone was at the ready with her iPhone as Jeff turned to giver her an impish little grin.


Kids do the darnedest things. That’s one of the things we adore about them. We all have pictures of our toddlers doing funny thing such as spilling a bowl of spaghetti over their heads at the dinner table or something like that (much to the chagrin of our kids when they get older).

Rick Wilmot of Lodi was on a trip to visit his son’s family in Waxahachie, Texas. With a Canon 5D Mk III DSLR camera photographed his 6-year-old granddaughter Shyanne Wilmot with shaving cream on her face that she got from her father who was shaving in the bathroom their home in Waxahachie, Texas.


There is a gallery of all the photos at Stay tuned for the next challenge assignment issued in 2 weeks on April 7.

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