Baby crawling

Photo: Jennifer Causey

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"One word: eyelashes."
Everybody knows how to take a cute photo of a cute smile on a cute kid. But it takes a pro to capture the irresistibility of an eyelash or the deliciousness of an elbow dimple. Photographing Your Children shows you how to do it at home. That is, if you actually feel like learning—instead of just flipping through the pictures and cooing like the rest of us.

Photographing Your Children: A Handbook of Style and Instruction by Jen Altman (Chronicle Books).