TIP #9: Keep your shutter speed 1/160 second or faster when photographing children.
This tip, like many of them is simply my personal preference and what I’ve found to work for me. I try to keep my shutter speed at 1/160 of a second or faster when I’m photographing little children who move and wiggle. Most of my shots include children and I do not want soft out of focus pictures. My goal is usually a sharp clear focus in my images. So keeping my shutter at 1/160 or faster helps me achieve that. Play around. See what you like. Try a slow shutter speed like 1/80 second. Then try a faster one 1/200 second or 1/1000 second and see what happens. It helps you learn and perfect your manual camera skills.
The shutter speed on this shot below was 1/400 second.
The shutter speed on this shot below was 1/200 second.