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10 Tips for better photos of your kids!! 👶👦👧
Family & Kids
These ten tips may help you take fun memorable photos!!
1- Invest in a better camera. I know that seems obvious but if your kids are on the move (as most kids are) a digital SLR camera will be your new best friend. Point and shoot cameras and iPhones are limited in what they can capture. Even a lower end digital SLR will have you like a pro!
2- Capture them in their environment. Some of my favorite pictures of my kids are of them just doing their thing while I observe and snap away. Sometimes you get a soft, sweet face other times a crazy expression. Either way I love the realness of those pictures.
3- Let them play. Along the same lines, photograph them while they play or set up an activity they enjoy (tea party, bubbles, Legos). Photographing kids at play will really show their true personality and yield very natural images.
4- Don’t have them say “cheese.” Ever. Saying “cheese” leads to forced smiles and wouldn’t you so rather a natural one? Talk to them, have them make a funny face, sing a song together or do something silly to make them laugh. The results will be more authentic, more them.
5- Take pictures from above. I super- love photographing kids from above. The angle is pretty cool but it’s the light in a child’s eyes that sells me on this perspective. Even if you photograph in shade looking up towards the sky will give a beautiful twinkle in the eyes.
6- Get on their level. OK, I know I just said to take pictures from above but not all the time. I love lying on the ground and being on the same level as my kids. Especially when photographing a baby or toddler. They are on the ground a lot so you need to get down there with them and photo
7- Avoid full bright sun. People naturally think “it’s a beautiful sunny day, great day for pictures.” While that is partially true, shooting in full sun can be tricky. Funky shadows and squinting eyes are two of the icky results of shooting in full sun. Instead try a shaded area on a sunny
8- Use window light. Window light is so soft and beautiful. Place your kiddo near a window, turn off your flash, increase your ISO and shoot away. You really can’t go wrong with window light.
9- Offer a treat. If you have a special reason you need posed pictures (think holiday card) I never met a kid who wouldn’t give me a few minutes of good behavior for an ice cream cone or lollypop!
10- Let kids be themselves. One day I wanted to take my kids out to practice posing and my photography. I was a bit of a diva that day and my kids weren’t doing what I *thought* I wanted them to. Finally I just let them pick how they wanted to sit. They were comfortable and relaxed!
I hope you enjoyed this Tip!! Please feel free to leave your feedback in the comments!!
Thank you!! 💖😄✌️