I changed my gear to canon 400D in April's of 2008. This was my first SLR camera & it opened a new doors to quality photography. I realized the difference between the compact & SLR camera.
Well shooting with children is not an easy task. You have to respect their mood & emotions. One has to become their good friend. Some times you have to offer some small gifts. You have to be quick because you really don't know when the desired expression is coming. Children tend to change their facial expression very fast. Different setups develop interest of children for giving various poses in photo shoot. They enjoy it & take it as a fun. There are times when I became angry on her & very soon realize my mistake. I realized that it's very difficult to execute good shots with planning & most nice shots are candid one's.